HE Employers make final offer on Pay 2014/15

HE Employers make final offer on Pay 2014/15

The offer is as follows:

  • Pay rates for all staff covered by the HE national agreement would be increased from 1 August 2014 by 2%
  • Point 1 of the pay spine would also be increased by a further £30. This would bring point 1 to the current rate of the Living Wage (£7.65) in those Higher education Institutes (HEIs) that have a 35 hr working week: which equates to an uplift of 2.2%.
  • London Weighting – Post 92 HEI’s that pay London Weighting in line with the national agreement are recommended to increase these by 2%. Pre 92 HEI’s are not subject to national negotiations on London Weighting. (UNISON is looking at the position of Pre-92 HEI’s).

The final offer is based on the understanding that it would settle the pay negotiations for 2014-15 and would draw a line under the 2013-14 negotiating round and dispute.

In addition, the national employers and unions will conduct joint work on the use of the bottom pay points, variance in weekly hours and hourly equivalent rates used by universities. This will enable both sides to assess the use of, in particular point 1 of the 51 point pay spine. This will inform discussions on pay for 2015-16.

The employers and trade unions are committed to exploring the pay equality related elements of the trade unions’ claim at the remaining negotiating meetings for 2014-15. The next meeting will take place on the 24 April 2014.

Branch Consultation

Branches are consulting with members on the offer. The consultation closes 22 May 2014.

It is vital that you tell the Higher Education Service Group Executive what YOU think.

The UNISON Higher Education Service Group Executive will meet on 30 May 2014 to consider the results.