Two UNISON members working in one of the support services at The College of Richard Collyer, Horsham, fought successfully to have their jobs regraded to the same level as other colleagues doing exactly the same job. Neither had realised they’d been placed at a lower grade when they first started their new roles.
The college’s UNISON rep Jane Crowley supported our members at meetings with senior school management, arguing that pay should be backdated to the start of the contracts, with further compensation to reflect loss of pay rises and pension contributions.
Jane said, “I was very pleased to be able to help two colleagues to be placed on a fair pay grade in accordance with their job roles, with the support of West Sussex UNISON branch.”
Both Jane and branch officer Zoe Walker supported our members at the appeal. Governors then asked the school principal to reconsider. We’re delighted to report that both members have now been offered full back pay and financial remuneration to the beginning of their employment.