Created on: 21 Aug 2017 | Last modified: 21 Apr 2023
The NJNC have issued circulars to the college sector. These NJNC Circulars are binding on those colleges that have signed the NRPA, and other colleges have committed to implementing them too.
This Circular sets out the terms and conditions of employment which will be negotiated and agreed at a national level through the National Joint Negotiating Committee.
This Circular is for unpromoted lecturers only and sets out the way in which colleges are to migrate their previous pay-scales to the new unpromoted lecturers national pay scale, and then how harmonisation payments are calculated for unpromoted lecturers to achieve harmonisation by April 2019.
The EIS understands that all NRPA colleges paid the first instalment of harmonisation in July 2017, with non-NRPA colleges planning to do so in August 2017.
This Circular is for promoted lecturers only and sets out the way in which colleges through their LJNCs are to migrate their previous pay-scales to the new promoted lecturers national pay scale, and then how harmonisation payments are calculated for promoted lecturers to achieve harmonisation by April 2019.
Part of the harmonisation process for promoted lecturers involves matching current promoted lecturers posts into the new national structure of promoted lecturer posts. The new national promoted lecturers structure has three levels, each with a specified salary.
The EIS will be providing training for Branch Representatives for the harmonisation of unpromoted lecturers on 25 August 2017, thus helping this process to take place in colleges through September 2017 with the first harmonisation payment in October 2017.
This Circular is for new start lecturers only (i.e. those who were appointed on or after 1 August 2017) and sets out the salary scales to be used for new start lecturers who will then effectively be treated as unpromoted lecturers to achieve harmonisation on the national pay scales by April 2019.
It should be noted that how colleges use the harmonisation pay scales for new starts is up to the college since placement rules remain a college matter (and not the NJNC).
This circular refers to – Pay Harmonisation and Job Matching for Existing Promoted Lecturing Posts – National Referral Mechanism.
This Circular provides guidance in relation to the implementation of the November 2017 NJNC Agreement. This guidance provides information about how the provisions on salary conservation, annual leave, transfer to permanence and class contact time will operate.
The Circular below – Resolution of £100 Dispute – Support Staff and Lecturing Staff has been agreed between the Joint Secretaries.
This Circular provides direction for colleges on salary placement and progression for unpromoted lecturing staff and further guidance in respect of qualifications and professional registration.
This Circular deals with the rules and methodology to be applied in the transfer to permanence process. This Circular will apply from 1 April 2019 when the transfer to permanence provisions come into effect.
Circular 01/19 provides direction for colleges on salary placement and progression for unpromoted lecturing staff starting on or after 1 April 2019 and should be read in conjunction with NJNC Circular 03/18 – Unpromoted Lecturing Staff Salary Placement and Progression. It also makes provision for salary progression for those in the sector prior to 1 April 2019.
This Circular implements the May 2019 NJNC Agreement (Pay) for the period 2017-2020.
This Circular implements the May 2019 NJNC Agreement (Terms and Condition). The National Working Practices Agreement which is included in this Agreement will come into force on 1st August 2019.
Circular 01/20 provides Guidance on Paid Leave for Lecturing and Support Staff in relation to COVID-19
This circular provides the formal Agreement reached on pay with the lecturing staff from 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021 and the related Circular:
National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC) Agreement on Pay – October 2020
National Joint Negotiating Committee (NJNC) Circular STL 04/20 – Lecturing Staff Pay Agreement 2020-21 Technical Implementation Note.
The Circular has been agreed between the Joint Secretaries.
Circular STL 02/21 – Lecturing Staff National Dispute Resolution
The Circular has been agreed at the National Joint Negotiating Committee – Side Table (Lecturing) meeting on Thursday 17 June 2021.
Circular STL 04/22 - Lecturing Staff Pay Agreement 2021-22
Agreement reached on pay with the lecturing staff from 1st September 2021 - 31st August 2022 and the related Circular:
Circular CC 06/22 – National Menopause Policy for Support Staff and Lecturing Staff
The National Menopause Policy will apply from 1st October 2022. The Circular has been agreed between the Joint Secretaries.