MRC, NIBSC and Imanet staff

UCU represents staff employed by the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, and GE Healthcare (Imanet).

Joint union survey

Please take part in our survey to help us identify any barriers in joining and/or becoming more active in your union. We will use the results to identify any worries, issues or concerns that staff may have in their workplace. Please click on the link below and take the time to complete the survey as your views and opinions are important to us:
please take part in the survey here


MRC unions and you

MRC Unions and You : This link opens in a new window Visit the MRC national trade union side 'MRC Unions and You' web pages for online resources for MRC employees. 

This provides staff with a better understanding of how the work of the trade union side affects MRC employees and the services available.


MRC pay award 2017

Please read Staff Bulletin 549 for full information on the 2017 MRC pay offer.

The MRC pay award for 2017 has now been agreed by the MRC trade unions through the ballot process following approval by BEIS through the pay remit process. The pay award was paid in November 2017 salaries, with
arrears backdated to 1 April 2017.

2017 offer overview

In line with 2017/18 civil service pay guidance and government restrictions, the MRC offered a total 1% average pay increase across the pay scales and, in line with the chancellors' 2015 budget statement,  utilised some flexibility for employees in units and institutes which is applicable for the 2017-18 pay year only.

In the context of all the developments in MRC pay over the past few years, the MRC believes that this is the best outcome that can be made within the restraints imposed by treasury. The additional flexibility is only available to employees in units and institutes and reflects the stated government aim of supporting front line science.

For all the latest news please visit the MRC trade union side bulletin archive


Contact: Barry Jones

Last updated: 24 May 2018