UNISON to consider national employer’s final 2016-2017 pay offer

University employers have made a final offer of 1.1% increase on all points from 1 August 2016 with additional payments at the lower end of the pay spine.

UNISON’s HE SGE will meet on 10 May 2016 to consider a response to the final offer.

This offer includes the deletion of point 1 to be implemented by 1 April 2017, and an increase of 3.1% on point 2 with tapered higher increases through to 1.6% on point 7 from 1 August 2016. (see table below)


Final offer – pay spine points 1 to 15

* Spine point 1 is to be deleted within 8 months of implementation of the pay settlement.

The lowest pay spine point from April 2017 would be £8.25 per hour for employees on a 35 hour week.

The employer’s have offered further joint work on gender pay and casualisation.