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 2016-17 follows pay talks between the employers and joint higher ed unions, and consists of:
- a 1.1% increase from 1 August for all staff covered by the higher education national agreement, who are on point 8 and above of the national pay spine;
- increases of between 3.1% and 1.6% for staff on points 1 to 7 of the spine (note this is not the same as "grades" at the universities - see below)
UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive, the union’s national committee for HE, is consulting members on this offer.