No, employees have the right to take industrial action.
Employers don’t usually pay their employees during periods of industrial action and can sue for breach of contract, though this is rare. Employers may also reduce an employee’s length of service which is important when working out pensions and statutory redundancy pay.
No, provided the action is organised according to very specific statutory rules regarding the ballot, and the notice to be given to the employer regarding the action being taken.
If an employee is dismissed for taking industrial action within 12 weeks of the action, they may claim unfair dismissal.