Hartley and others v King Edward VI College 
Decision NumberUKSC 39
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionContracts of Employment, Collective and Trade Union Issues, Pay and Conditions of Employment
The appellants participated in strike action for one full day in November 2011. As a result, the respondent withheld part of their salary. Their contracts of employment incorporated terms relating to working time from a collective agreement known as the Red Book. The appellants argued the formula used to calculate the deduction was inaccurate, stating the correct calculation was 1/365 of their annual pay as opposed to 1/260.
The Red Book stipulates that teachers will be required to work up to 195 days a year of ‘directed time’. This includes teaching and other duties as specified in their
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