The higher education trade unions met the employers on 26 March for the first pay negotiation meeting for 2019/20. The joint trade unions tabled their claim. The employers made the following statement:
“The employers opened the negotiations, on behalf of the participating universities, with an initial envelope for discussion of 1.3% across all the elements of the pay claim.”
The unions note the employers’ opening position which falls far short of the unions’ claim.
The pay talks continue on 11 April, the unions are looking forward to receiving an improved offer which provides a fair pay rise, and addresses all elements of the pay claim.
The full claim is available on the UNISON website.
HE survey 2019
We want to hear from all higher education members so that their views can be represented in our pay negotiations and campaigns. Please ask all members to complete the survey
HE pay campaign – Get involved now
Members can go to My UNISON on the UNISON website to make sure that we have the correct email address, phone number, work details etc. This will help to ensure that everyone has a say in the pay consultation.