At the New JNCHES meeting held on 27 April 2017, UCEA made a ‘full and final’ offer on pay for 2017/18:

1. 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 


2. 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 employmentspecific 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.

Rejection of the pay offer in an industrial action ballot would initiate a campaign of industrial action in line with UNISON rules and conference policy. UNISON will endeavour to work alongside other unions wherever possible on joint action.

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Final offer – 27 April 2017 – figures not provided by UCEA so indicative representation.
Point 2016/17 2017/18 % increase
2 14745 15418 2.43%
3 15102 15720 2.37%
4 15411 16035 2.33%
5 15788 16342 2.29%
6 16177 16654 2.24%
7 16520 16982 2.19%
8 16944 17326 2.15%
9 17382 17764 2.10%
10 17880 18263 2.04%
11 18394 18776 1.98%
12 18922 19305 1.93%
13 19466 19849 1.87%
14 20026 20411 1.82%
15 20604 20989 1.77%
16 21220 21585 1.72%
17 21834 22214 1.7%
18 22494 22876 1.7%
19 23164 23558 1.7%
20 23880 24285 1.7%
21 24565 24983 1.7%
22 25298 25728 1.7%
23 26051 26495 1.7%
24 26829 27285 1.7%
25 27629 28099 1.7%
26 28453 28936 1.7%
27 29301 29799 1.7%
28 30176 30688 1.7%
29 31076 31604 1.7%
30 32003 32548 1.7%
31 32959 33518 1.7%
32 33943 34520 1.7%
33 34955 35550 1.7%
34 36001 36613 1.7%
35 37075 37705 1.7%
36 38183 38832 1.7%
37 39324 39993 1.7%
38 40523 41212 1.7%
39 41709 42418 1.7%
40 42955 43685 1.7%
41 44239 44992 1.7%
42 45562 46337 1.7%
43 46925 47722 1.7%
44 48327 49149 1.7%
45 49772 50618 1.7%
46 51260 52131 1.7%
47 52793 53690 1.7%
48 54372 55296 1.7%
49 55998 56950 1.7%
50 57675 58654 1.7%
51 59400 60410 1.7%