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Internal News - 24 June 2005

3% pay increase offered

The Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association yesterday (23 June) made an offer to the seven higher education unions of a three per cent pay increase from August, with more money available for lower paid staff.

The one-year pay offer is made against a background of current inflation rate of 2.9 per cent.

The union Unison has said that the extra pay to lower paid staff would be:

• an additional £500 where salaries are lower than £11,500

• an additional £450 where salaries are between £11,500 and £12,500

• an additional £400 where salaries are between £12,500 and £13,200

The union says this represents a 4.8 per cent increase for the lowest paid grade 1 manual workers in pre-1992 institutions.

The union says the award coincides with the deadline for harmonising working hours, with around a half of universities adopting a 37-hour week and the rest between 35 and 37 hours.

A full report of the negotiations will be presented to a specially convened meeting of the Higher Education Service Group in early July.

The UCEA says that the offer should be viewed against the likelihood of inflation falling to 2.3 per cent in the autumn.