2% pay offer – consulative ballot result expected early June

Higher education employers have made a “full and final” pay offer of 2%, with a minimum pay point equal to the living wage, following pay talks with the unions.

“This offer represents a significant shift from recent offers by the higher education employers,” said national secretary Jon Richards.

“It also recognises low pay and the living wage, which is an important benchmark for UNISON.

The final offer is based on the following understandings:

  • that it would settle the pay negotiations for 2014/15;
  • that it would draw a line under the 2013/14 negotiating round and dispute


  • Ballot papers went out from the Branch during the second week of May (closing date Friday 23rd May).  The results have been sent to the Region. The UNISON Higher Education Service Group Executive are expected to discuss the  results of the Ballot on the 30 May, after which time we will contact all members. 



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