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2016/17 national pay negotiations

Industrial action by UCU members follows rejection of final offer.

The trade unions EIS, GMB, UCU, UNISON and Unite have rejected a final offer of a 1.1% uplift on all points on the national pay spine, with higher uplifts for points one to seven.

As a result, there will be a delay in implementing the 2016/17 uplift in base pay while UCEA and the trade unions go through a process of dispute resolution. University staff eligible for incremental progression increases will have these processed in the August payroll.

Further information on the pay negotiations can be found below and on the UCEA website.

Industrial action by UCU

University and College Union (UCU) has notified the University that its members will take industrial action in support of its national dispute over the 2016/17 pay negotiations.

The action will take the form of full-day strikes on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May. Action short of a strike will also commence from Wednesday 25th May from which date UCU will be asking its members to work to their contract.

Efforts are being made to minimise disruption to students and further details about the industrial action will be posted on the Student Administration website.

Pay and pension issues

Staff who participate in the strike will not be paid for any day they are on strike.

If you are not a member of UCU, do not wish to cross a picket line and are unable to make arrangements with your manager to work from a different location, your absence will be unauthorised. You will also be considered to be on strike and your absence will be unpaid.

The calculation of a day’s pay will be 1/365th of annual salary for full-time staff, proportionate for part-time staff and the withheld salary will be taken from June salary payments. Pension contributions will be unaffected.  

Staff with any questions about this communication should contact their line manager or local College/Support Group Head of HR/HR Adviser

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