Trade Union National Pay Claim 2013

Created on: 09 Apr 2013 | Last modified: 14 Nov 2014

These claims are submitted jointly on behalf of the higher education trade unions.

The settlement of the 2012/13 national negotiating round resulted in a further erosion of members pay. The employer’s final offer of 1% represents a fourth consecutive year of wage restraint in higher education. The effect is felt across all grades of staff in higher education. Our members are reporting real falls in income and difficulties in maintaining their standards of living.

In addition to pay, as part of the national claim negotiations over recent years, the trade unions have made repeated attempts to press the employer’s national representatives to address a number of inequalities within the sector; closing the equal pay gap, transparent and fair senior pay arrangements, assimilation and fractionalisation of hourly paid staff onto the national pay spine and a national agreement on disability leave. There have been no national level negotiations or agreements reached on these matters.

This year the trade unions have agreed to submit two jointly agreed claims, which we want to be negotiated concurrently via the New JNCHES machinery.

The claims are for;

1. Pay

2. Pay Related and Equality Matters.