UNISON has now received the final national pay offer from the employers’ organisation in colleges in England and consultation is open on it until the end of July.
The final offer from the Association of Colleges (AoC) includes the deletion of SCP4, currently at £7.45 from the AoC harmonised pay scale which increases the hourly rate to £7.50.
In addition a further 2% uplift is to be provided to SCP5 which increases the hourly rate of pay to £7.65 an hour equivalent to the current living wage. The uplift equates to £288.42 per annum.
For those working in roles above SCP5, a 1% consolidated increase is to be applied.
It is also suggested the officers of the NJF meet to explore options to work jointly on approaches to work towards the living wage in further education. Further details and the indicative ballot consultation form are attached.
The closing date for the consultation is 31 July 2014.