employers have made a new pay offer, worth 3.3% on average
following 15 hours of negotiations on May 11.
offer is part of a package of proposals put forward by
the University & Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)
and is dependent on acceptance of the whole package. The
proposals also include a new national joint committee
for the sector.
percentage increase would be dependent on category of
staff, but would average out at around 3.3%. The offer
provides for phased increases leading to a new unified
settlement date of 1 August for all staff from 2002 onwards.
the HE unions will now be consulting their members and
a further meeting between UCEA and the unions will be
held on June 25.