HE employers offer 2% and living wage

Higher education employers have made a “full and final” pay offer of 2%, with a minimum pay point equal to the living wage, following pay talks with the unions.

UNISON’s higher education service group executive will meet on 23 April to discuss the consultation with members on the 2014/15 offer and the dispute over 2013/14 pay.

“This offer represents a significant shift from recent offers by the higher education employers,” said national secretary Jon Richards.

“It also recognises low pay and the living wage, which is an important benchmark for UNISON.

“This adds an important new item to add to our consultation of branches and members on the way forward in our continuing campaign for fair pay for HE staff.”

In West Sussex, this pay offer impacts branch members employed by the University of Chichester.