We have now received a "full and final" written pay offer from the national employers’ organisation the Universities & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA).
The offer for 2017-18 follows pay talks between the employers and joint Higher Education unions, and consists of:
- a 1.7% increase from 1 August for all staff covered by the higher education national agreement, who are on point 17 and above of the national pay spine;
- increases of between 2.43% and 1.72% for staff on points 1 to 16 of the spine (note this is not the same as "grades" at the universities)
Categories: Consultation | Members | Pay
UNISON’s higher education service group met yesterday to discuss the higher education employers’ full and final offer on pay for 2017-18.
The final pay offer gives extra increases to the lower paid, between 2.4% and 1.7% up to pay point 16. All staff above point 16 will receive 1.7%.
The lowest pay point (spinal column point 2) will receive the highest increase, which will equate to the living wage rate of £8.45 an hour for those working a 35-hour working week. Joint work between the employers and the trade unions on the gender pay gap and zero-hour contracts will continue.
The service group executive’s view on the offer is that it is the best to be achieved by negotiation and that if members vote to reject the offer, sustained and prolonged industrial action will be required.
Members will be consulted on the offer from 19 May to 30 June 2017. The service group executive will consider the outcome of the consultation at its meeting on 5 July 2017.
Categories: Campaigns | Members | Pay
It's now time for the branch Annual General Meeting, and this year we're doing things a bit differently, so we hope you'll be able to come along. The AGM will be held on two days at lunchtimes, with one meeting at RGU and the other at UofA. Please make every effort to come along to one of them.
Refreshments will be provided from 12 noon and the AGM meetings will start at 12.30pm.
University of Aberdeen
Wednesday 1st March 2017: 12 noon – 1.30pm (for 12.30pm start)
Lecture Theatre 3, Fraser Noble Building
Robert Gordon University
Thursday 2nd March 2017: 12 noon – 1.30pm (for 12.30pm start)
Room H230, Health & Social Care Building, RGU
Papers and agendas will be sent out to members in advance of the meetings. Please also ensure you complete and submit any nomination forms for stewards and branch officers prior to the meeting.
Categories: Branch | Events | Members