Some unions have a political fund which they use to fund industrial action of whatever kind. It ids very rare for any union to pay workers to gom on strike. as I said before in the previous post, if you are put at hardship after being out on strike for a continual period then you can apply fpr benevolence which is not assured but not for m ad hoc 'pay' from the union. It just doesn't happen. Believe me, I know. Today I have been in an all day meeting at my unions hq first sitting on the Education Committee then on the National Executive. My union is still talking to the government but we are in for a long haul.