The Consultative ballot for the EIS-FELA members in relation to ratification of the May 2017 and November 2017 NJNC Agreements closed yesterday.

The result of the ballot is as follows:

Question put: 'Do you wish to ratify the May 2017 NJNC Agreement and the November 2017 NJNC Agreement, recognising that where elements of the November 2017 NJNC Agreement
supersede elements of the May 2017 Agreement, the November 2017 Agreement will apply?'

Yes: 96% of votes cast
No: 4% of votes cast

I would like to thank all those members who voted.

As you know, these Agreements are the product of several years of negotiations and represent the first national agreement on lecturers' core terms and conditions since the early 1990s.

The EIS-FELA Executive believes the terms of the Agreements are the best which could have been achieved through negotiation and represent significant improvements for a large part of the sector whilst protecting others through the application of the 'no detriment' principle. This decisive vote in favour of ratification signifies the strength of support within the sector for this view and for these improved terms and conditions.

The EIS-FELA Executive will continue to work on your behalf as we move towards implementation and if there are any questions which you have about the implementation process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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