Below is the latest update sent to the branch from the Higher Education Service Group Executive
- PAY ELEMENTS
Pay rates for non-clinical staff covered by HE national agreements will be increased as follows:
With effect from 1 August 2017:
University employers have made a final offer of 1.7% increase on all points from 1 August 2017 with additional payments at the lower end of the pay spine.
On London Weighting, the offer is 1.7% for post-92 HEIs that retain a separate allowance.
The lowest pay spine point from August 2017 would equate to £8.45 per hour for employees on a 35 hour week. This offer also includes tapered increases through to 1.7% on point 17 and above from 1 August 2017. (See table below)
Final offer – pay spine points 1 to 16
|2016-17||2017-18 (final offer) *|
|Spine point||Salary||Hourly rates (35hr)||Salary||Increase||Hourly rates (35hr week)||Hourly rates (36hr week)||Hourly
* Spine point figures and hourly rates for 2017/18 are approximate.
- PAY RELATED ELEMENTS
Gender pay – specific proposals are:
- A joint statement to be issued outlining shared aspiration to see the gender pay gap closing and action planning at HEI’s.
- Joint work on a survey of HEI’s gender pay gap action planning.
- TU’s to conduct parallel survey about the involvement of staff reps in action planning at local level.
- Take the issue forward with ECU and look at intersectionality with other protected characteristics.
Casual employment – specific proposals are:
- Firm commitment to a joint meeting of new JNCHES in October 2017 to review the output of existing projects.
UNISON’s HESGE Committee’s views on the offer:
UNISON’s Higher Education Service Group Executive (HESGE) met on the 4 May 2017 to discuss UCEA’s full and final offer on 2017 / 18 pay.
The Service Group Executive’s view is that this offer 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.
York St John Unison branch will be carrying out a consultative ballot of Unison members and sending the results back to the Higher Education Service Group Executive.