What is this dispute about?In the past decade, pay in this sector has fallen in real terms by an average of 17.6%. Use this modeller to see how much more you should be paid if pay had kept up with inflation. UCU is asking for a £2,500 rise to be added to all pay points and an agreement hereafter that pay keeps up with inflation. This is more vital than ever as the cost of living crisis hits so many.
What does this mean for our local members?
This year we are being offered a pay rise of 3%. This offer is well below inflation, meaning yet another real terms pay cut for staff.
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