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Pay Agreement 2006-09

Letter from Jocelyn Prudence UCEA Chief Executive : PAY AGREEMENT FOR 2006-09

1. AGREED PAY INCREASES

Pay rates for non-clinical staff covered by HE national agreements will be increased as follows:

  August 2006 greater of 3% or £515
  February 2007 1%
  August 2007 3%
  May 2008 greater of 3% or £420
  October 2008 greater of 2½% or RPI (as at September 2008).

The attached sheet sets out the agreed uplifting of the single pay spine to give effect to these increases. For the small minority of HEIs where implementation of the Framework Agreement has been delayed beyond August 2006, union and UCEA officers will agree an equivalent uprating of the "old" pay scales for 2006-07.

Post-92 HEIs retaining separate London weightings are recommended to increase these on average by the same percentage uplifts.

If an HEI is in serious financial difficulty it may defer implementation of any of the above increases by up to 11 months in order to minimise job losses.

2. REVIEWS OF JNCHES AND OF HE FINANCIAL AND PAY DATA

Negotiations this year have been complicated because the JNCHES machinery has not worked wholly effectively, and by differences between the parties on the funds available for pay increases and on trends in the relative earnings of HE staff. The unions and employers therefore agree that JNCHES should jointly commission a review with an agreed independent chair, union and employer representatives working in partnership and the potential for other independent inputs, to facilitate and inform future negotiations.

This review will establish commonly accepted data on:

  1. universities' and HE colleges' income and expenditure in 2006-07 and 2007-08, and forecasts for 2008-09 and later years (taking account of the Government's and devolved administrations' post-CSR plans for grant and tuition fees in those years, and the diversity in HEIs' finances);
  2. the outcomes of the Framework Agreement, the earnings of HE staff following its implementation, and relativities to the earnings of other UK employees.

This review will draw on independent data sources and will report by Autumn 2008 to inform subsequent negotiations in the JNCHES machinery for academic year 2009-10 and later, although in the event that the review were to provide evidence of HEIs' ability further to improve the pay of staff for the 2008-09 year this would be included within these negotiations.

In addition, the unions and employers will put in train the review of negotiating arrangements agreed as part of the 2001 agreement establishing JNCHES. This review will proceed with the aim of agreeing necessary changes to the present arrangements by no later than July 2007.

3. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT - EQUALITIES ISSUES

The seven HE trade unions and UCEA reconfirm their commitment to the principles set out in the 2004 Framework Agreement, as regards the design and implementation of new pay structures.

In particular, they affirm the importance of:

Additionally - in order to ensure that the impact of new pay structures has met these equality objectives in practice as well as intent - the unions and UCEA strongly advise all HE institutions to: undertake an equal pay review, in accordance with the JNCHES guidance on such reviews, within 12 months of the introduction of their new pay structures and periodically thereafter; and to follow this with any modifications to the design or application of their pay structures which that review indicates to be necessary.

The JNCHES Equalities Forum will also be asked to consider the generality of these matters in more detail.

4. THE STANDARD WORKING WEEK

The PTAAS Sub-Committee of JNCHES notes:

Against that background the Sub-Committee jointly recommends HEIs with a longer working week to explore actively with their locally recognised unions a reduction in hours, including the potential for changes in working practices to help finance the cost, and the need to take proper account of equal pay imperatives.

5. RETURN TO NORMAL WORKING

All parties to this agreement have a shared interest in restoring good working relations and in progressing rapidly all delayed student assessment (particularly for final year students). To this end:

UCEA also recognises that UCU have made clear that the restoration of good industrial relations will only be achieved when, where relevant, issues relating to the withholding of pay are resolved. In the event of any difficulties which are not speedily resolved, ACAS services will be available at local level to assist the parties.

SINGLE PAY SPINE FOR ACADEMIC AND HE SUPPORT STAFF 2006-09

 

 

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

Spine Point

 

Salary from August 2005

Salary from August 2006

Salary from February 2007

Salary from August 2007

Salary from May 2008

Salary from October 2008 *

1

 

11,060

11,575

11,691

12,041

12,461

12,773

2

 

11,377

11,892

12,011

12,371

12,791

13,111

3

 

11,703

12,218

12,340

12,710

13,130

13,459

4

 

11,989

12,504

12,629

13,008

13,428

13,764

5

 

12,335

12,850

12,979

13,368

13,788

14,133

6

 

12,692

13,207

13,339

13,739

14,159

14,513

7

 

13,009

13,524

13,659

14,069

14,491

14,853

8

 

13,387

13,902

14,041

14,462

14,896

15,269

9

 

13,778

14,293

14,436

14,869

15,315

15,698

10

 

14,192

14,707

14,854

15,300

15,759

16,153

11

 

14,618

15,133

15,284

15,743

16,215

16,621

12

 

15,056

15,571

15,727

16,199

16,684

17,102

13

 

15,508

16,023

16,183

16,669

17,169

17,598

14

 

15,973

16,488

16,653

17,152

17,667

18,109

15

 

16,452

16,967

17,137

17,651

18,180

18,635

16

 

16,946

17,461

17,636

18,165

18,710

19,177

17

 

17,454

17,978

18,157

18,702

19,263

19,745

18

 

17,978

18,517

18,703

19,264

19,841

20,338

19

 

18,517

19,073

19,263

19,841

20,436

20,947

20

 

19,093

19,666

19,862

20,458

21,072

21,599

21

 

19,645

20,234

20,437

21,050

21,681

22,223

22

 

20,235

20,842

21,050

21,682

22,332

22,891

23

 

20,842

21,467

21,682

22,332

23,002

23,577

24

 

21,467

22,111

22,332

23,002

23,692

24,284

25

 

22,111

22,774

23,002

23,692

24,403

25,013

26

 

22,774

23,457

23,692

24,403

25,135

25,763

27

 

23,457

24,161

24,402

25,134

25,888

26,536

28

 

24,161

24,886

25,135

25,889

26,665

27,332

29

 

24,886

25,633

25,889

26,666

27,466

28,152

30

 

25,633

26,402

26,666

27,466

28,290

28,997

31

 

26,401

27,193

27,465

28,289

29,138

29,866

32

 

27,194

28,010

28,290

29,139

30,013

30,763

33

 

28,009

28,849

29,138

30,012

30,912

31,685

34

 

28,850

29,716

30,013

30,913

31,840

32,636

35

 

29,715

30,606

30,913

31,840

32,795

33,615

36

 

30,607

31,525

31,840

32,796

33,780

34,624

37

 

31,525

32,471

32,795

33,779

34,793

35,663

38

 

32,490

33,465

33,799

34,813

35,858

36,754

39

 

33,445

34,448

34,793

35,837

36,912

37,835

40

 

34,448

35,481

35,836

36,911

38,019

38,969

41

 

35,482

36,546

36,912

38,019

39,160

40,139

42

 

36,546

37,642

38,019

39,159

40,334

41,343

43

 

37,643

38,772

39,160

40,335

41,545

42,583

44

 

38,772

39,935

40,335

41,545

42,791

43,861

45

 

39,935

41,133

41,544

42,791

44,074

45,176

46

 

41,133

42,367

42,791

44,074

45,397

46,532

47

 

42,367

43,638

44,074

45,397

46,759

47,927

48

 

43,638

44,947

45,397

46,759

48,161

49,365

49

 

44,947

46,295

46,758

48,161

49,606

50,846

50

 

46,296

47,685

48,162

49,607

51,095

52,372

51

 

47,685

49,116

49,607

51,095

52,628

53,943

52
49,115
50,588
51,094
52,627
54,206
55,561
53
50,589
52,107
52,628
54,207
55,833
57,229

* Increased by RPI if greater than 2.5%