Level 1-3 pay implementation – October salaries

October 26th, 2022

Colleagues at levels 1-3 will see their 22/23 pay award implemented in the October salary payment, including backpay from 1 August 2022.  

The three-year pay offer developed earlier this year through extensive consultation with colleagues addresses key issues raised by university staff and the trade unions. This includes addressing pay differentials, consolidating the voluntary living wage, and further tackling our gender and ethnicity pay gaps. 

The pay award of 8.2% in year 1 (an increase from 7.6% to now include the Living Wage Foundation uplift detailed below) and a 3-year total of 18.5% (increased from 16.5% now including the Living Wage Foundation uplift) exceeds any other offer we are aware of available in the higher education sector. These uplifts are additional to the costs of incremental progression that already applied for some groups.

Additionally, the offer guarantees that if the UCEA national offer exceeds the university offer over the three-year period – which will factor in the current period of high inflation – the university would match the national offer.  

In implementing the offer, it is hoped that this will provide relief and certainty for colleagues, coupled with a guarantee that they will be no worse off should the national pay offer from UCEA exceed the university offer over the three-year period.  

Full details of the pay award, including a modeller, can be found here 

Implementation of the 2022 Living Wage Foundation Rate 

From 1 November 2022 the university is further supporting its lowest paid staff through continuing to meet or exceed the latest Living Wage Foundation Rate, this was announced on 22 September 2022 at £10.90p.h.  

This means that any APM/TS/O&F colleague at spine point 8 or 9 will be moved to spine point 10 from 1 November 2022, while any CCS colleague at spine points 9 – 12 will move to spine point 13 from 1 November 2022.

This is significantly in advance of the 6-month window that the Living Wage Foundation allow accredited employers to implement the rate and means that the university will be exceeding the Living Wage Foundation Rate from Tuesday 1 November 2022. 

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