August 29th, 2018
The University of Nottingham undertakes annual pay negotiations via national collective bargaining for UCU-represented staff groups, and locally for staff groups represented by UNISON and Unite.
Research & Teaching Job Family/ APM Level 4 and above:
The national award for staff in these roles is a 2% minimum increase, with 2.8% on the lowest pay point and extra loading for the first 15 pay points to ensure higher increases for the lowest paid staff. UCEA advise that the average pay increase, in addition to pay progression, for non-senior staff will be 3.5% with approximately half the staff covered by national negotiations receiving an average 5% increase.
To ensure that staff receive their pay award as soon as possible, the University will implement this pay award in September’s payroll. Pay award arrears for August 2018 will be paid in October’s payroll.
UCEA advise that this year’s pay increases compare well with projected 2018/19 inflation rates and are competitive considering the challenging financial climate for universities. They also compare well with recent awards elsewhere in the public sector, e.g. NHS average 2.1%, local government average 2%.
Technical Services, Childcare Services, Operations & Facilities and APM Levels 1-3:
The University met with UNISON and Unite to present the 2018/19 local pay offer early this summer, which matched the national offer (above).
The University has also committed to continue to meet the Voluntary Living Wage rate for our lowest paid staff in 2018/19. The new rate is confirmed by the Voluntary Living Wage Foundation in November and will take effect from 1 December 2018.
UNISON & Unite confirmed on 28 August that their members had voted to reject the 2018/19 local pay offer.
The University has committed to further discussions with UNISON and Unite, but will implement the pay award in September, backdated to 1 August 2018, in line with UCU represented staff. The decision has been made to avoid a delay in implementation of the pay award while further discussions are ongoing. Pay award arrears for August 2018 will be paid in October’s payroll.
The University will provide a further update on local pay negotiations following discussions with UNISON and Unite.
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