UNISON and the Further Education (FE) National Joint Forum Trade Union Side have lodged the FE pay claim for academic year 2017-18 (from September 2017).
This pay claim calls for:
- a pay rise of RPI plus 3% with a minimum increase of £900
- the minimum pay rate to be the living wage foundation rate of £8.45
The pay claim also calls for agreement on a number of related matters that affect UNISON’s members working in Further Education, including: workload and the amount of professional development that staff receive each year; class sizes; the use of agency staff and national guidelines on non-lecturer curriculum delivery staff.
The first National Joint Forum pay negotiation will be on 17 May 2017 and further updates will follow.