If your work is prevented due to a strike
If your work has been prevented due to a strike by other employees, your right to earnings-related unemployment allowance during the strike depends on whether the strike is dependent on your terms of employment or working conditions: i.e. whether the strike is intended to bring about changes that also affect you.
If the strike is not dependent on your terms of employment or working conditions, you can receive earnings-related unemployment allowance for the duration of the strike after your employer’s obligation to pay wages has ended. For more information on the obligation to pay wages, please contact your union or your employer. Remember to register as an unemployed job seeker at the TE Office because earnings-related allowance can only be paid for the days during which your job search is valid.
If your work has been prevented due to a strike by other employees and the strike is also dependent on your terms of employment or working conditions, you cannot receive earnings-related unemployment allowance.
If you are on strike yourself
If you are on strike yourself (also applies to a solidarity strike), you are not entitled to earnings-related unemployment allowance. You can get information about the possibility of a strike benefit from your union.