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FE pay in England

In England the vast majority of colleges are members of the Association of Colleges (AoC), an employers' organisation which negotiates with UCU and other recognised trade unions (UNISON, ATL, ACM, T&G and GMB) in the National Joint Forum (NJF) to produce recommendations on pay and conditions for individual colleges to adopt.


2014-15 pay claim

New : New iconNo offer made at pay talks

The 2014-15 pay talks opened on 8 April 2014 at a meeting of the National Joint Forum (NJF) where the trade union side  (.doc) file type icon presented their claim (.doc) [40kb]  of:

  • 3% or £1040 whichever is the greater
  • a recommendation to colleges to become Living Wage employers
  • pay protection for a minimum of three years in line with school teachers (in restructures and re-grading etc).

Disappointingly, the Association of Colleges (AoC) insisted they were unable to make an offer on the day. However, they gave a commitment that they would bring an offer that was 'without strings attached' to the next meeting of the NJF on 16 May. The AoC also said they were sympathetic to the call for a Living Wage but need to consult further with their members.

Read more in  (.pdf) file type icon FE News 49 (.pdf) [233kb].


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