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FE pay in Wales

Pay agreements which apply in Wales only and have been negotiated between UCU together with other trade unions and the Welsh FE employers' association ColegauCymru.


Members to be balloted for action over 2014-15 pay offer

Wales UCU consultative ballot on FE pay

UCU Cymru held an indicative e-ballot in November (in conjunction with the other FE unions) to determine the membership's view on declaring a formal industrial dispute and ballot on taking action up to and including strike action. This took place after the recent announcement by the employers of a 0% pay award for all FE staff for 2014-15 in response to a  (.pdf) file type icon joint union 3% pay claim (.pdf) [169kb]. This was a 'final offer' with no further negotiation. 

The indicative ballot closed at 12 noon on Friday 7 November 2014. Responses to the questions balloted on are as follows:

Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of strike action?
Number of votes received: 698
Number voting YES: 557 (79.8%)
Number voting NO: 141 (20.2%)
  
Are you prepared to take industrial action consisting of action short of strike action?
Number of votes received: 700
Number voting YES: 662 (94.6%)
Number voting NO: 38 (5.4%)

Total votes: 709 (turnout 39%)

Wales FESC has now agreed to ballot for industrial action alongside the other joint trade unions.

The ballot will be a postal ballot conducted by ERS on behalf of UCU.

It will open on 3 December 2014 and close at noon on 5 January 2015. 

If you have not received a ballot paper by 6 December, please contact Karen Williams, Wales Administrator, kwilliams@ucu.org.uk

See the  (.pdf) file type icon newsletter from the joint Wales FE unions on the decision to ballot (.pdf) [324kb].

See also:
 (.pdf) file type icon UCU FE Wales newsletter, Oct 14 (.pdf) [168kb]
 (.pdf) file type icon Colegau Cymru response to 2014-15 joint union pay claim, 9 Oct 14 (.pdf) [180kb]

See also the  (.pdf) file type icon newsletter from the Wales joint trade unions (.pdf) [185kb].


See also:

Wales FE recommended salary scales

FE agreements in Wales


Pay scales and parity with teachers will be maintained

UCU FE members in Wales won written confirmation from the Welsh Assembly Government that the national pay scales and parity with teachers will be maintained after they took strike action in 2008.


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