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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.
2014-15 pay award
The Further Education Joint Trade Unions (JTUs) Wales submitted their pay claim for 2014/15 (.pdf) [169kb] in May 2014.
At a formal meeting on Friday 20 June, the employers rejected the pay element of our claim, stating that 'we are seeking clarity from the minister in relation to "pay parity" with school teachers'. The JTUs agreed to write to the minister, Huw Lewis, to express our concerns and ask him to encourage the sector to maintain the current national pay scales and the agreements which facilitate the movement within and between grades.
In relation to the non pay elements of the claim the employers have agreed negotiate nationally a Domestic Abuse Policy; set up a sub group to negotiate a national pay scale for support staff; complete the negotiations on the Management of Change Policy and lastly negotiate and implement a national starting salary providing we will negotiate on progression. The caveat on starting salary is new, as they previously agreed to do this work without the caveat on progression. This matter will be addressed at the next FESC meeting in October.
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.