NEU help and advice pages comprise FAQs and other guidance which address common employment workplace issues and are entirely problem focused. These documents, along with our current top 5 FAQs posed by members, represent the quickest way to get support if you need it.

Other ways to get help

Your first point of contact is your workplace reps - they are best placed to discuss your next steps to dealing with your issue. If you don't know who that is, contact your branch for assistance. Find the contact details here.

You also contact the Employment AdviceLine - however, please be advised that this national service deals with a very high volume of emails and calls and your waiting time for a response may be long.

If you can't find the answer to your question below, speaking to your rep or branch secretary will be the quickest way to answer your query.


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  • Following the December 2016 ballot on pay, 83.9 per cent of members voted for industrial action (short of strike) in response to the Government’s derisory pay offer of zero per cent in 2015-16 and one per cent in 2016-17.


  • This guidance sets out the obligations of employers and employees in relation to notice periods and notice pay.