Following a number of meetings to discuss the joint trade union pay claim, the Employer has issued a full and final pay offer.
In terms of pay, the offer provides for an uplift of 3% on earnings up to and including a threshold of £38,000, together with a pay increase of 1% on earnings above the £38,000 threshold. Whilst this offer falls short of our pay claim, it exceeds the pay offer made to colleagues in the rest of the HE sector. The New JNCHES pay offer for 2018-19 is 1.8%.
There are other important provisions contained within the offer, including a detailed roadmap outlining target dates for implementation of the review of a new pay and grading framework and terms and conditions of employment. This follows on from the commitment in the 2018-19 SRUC pay settlement to agree these key milestones.
It is the view of the Branch negotiators that this offer is the best that may be obtained by negotiation. The EIS opened a consultative ballot to seek members' views as to whether the EIS-SRUC branch members wished to accept the final pay offer made by the employers on 27 June 2019.
Members were asked:
Are you willing to accept the full and final pay offer made by the Employer on 27 June 2019?
The ballot closed at 12 noon on Wednesday, 28 August 2019.
Our consultative ballot had a turnout of 80% - with 88% voting Yes to ASOS and 79% voting Yes to strike action.