FE Final Pay Offer - England

The Association of Colleges (AoC) has tabled its final pay recommendation offer for 2010/11. The final consolidated offer is for a 0.2% increase or £50 whichever is the greater. So if a 0.2% increase gave you less than £50 rise you would get a £50 increase instead.

This final offer follows our rejection of previous non-consolidated pay recommendation offers put forward by the AoC. Non-consolidated means the pay award would not be added to the pay scale and would not count towards pensions.

The joint unions’ position throughout the talks was that a non consolidated pay award would set a dangerous precedent for future years

Joint Trade union side response

The trade union side has made it clear to the AoC that we consider this to be a measly and unfair offer; especially when compared against the current high rate of inflation. Unfortunately however, it is an approach being taken by employers in other sectors such as Higher Education.

What next

All UNISON members in FE colleges must be able to have their say on the final offer. In particular we need to ensure that we do not exclude term workers by holding a consultation in July and August. UNISON’s Further Education and Sixth Committee has therefore decided to run the consultation in early September – the exact timetable to be confirmed.

In advance of the consultation, the national committee, following consultation with the other unions, will decide its position on the AoC final offer. The committee position on the offer will be communicated to members in advance of the consultation.


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