Category: Pay Negotiations

Joint Trade Unions Pay Claim 2015/16

The first meeting of the annual pay negotiations, between the Joint Trades Unions (UCU, Unite and Unison) and the College management, took place on May 6th 2016 with further meetings scheduled over the next few weeks. We will keep you informed of the results of these meetings.

To read our case, please see the PDF below:

Imperial College JTU 2016 Pay Claim

Here’s a spoiler: Imperial pays the lowest average salaries of all the London members of the Russell Group, when last year it recorded its largest surplus ever of £143.5 m, equivalent to nearly £20k per member of staff.

Local Pay Negotiations until 2015

Local Pay Bargaining takes place on an annual basis at Imperial, involving negotiations between the College and the Joint Trade Unions (JTU), during which the joint Trade Unions negotiate pay on behalf of all staff at Imperial College whether or not they are members of a Trade Union.

Local Pay Negotiations 2015

The Joint Trade Unions at Imperial College have received from the employer a revised proposal concerning the 2015/16 pay settlement for College staff. In light of this new proposal (an increase on the employer’s previous ‘final’ offer, to 1% or £450) the current consultative ballot of UCU members is being halted.

The joint trade unions were informed by Imperial College management that the letter containing the ‘improved award’ was to be posted on the College’s pay bargaining webpages, thereby preventing the joint trade union negotiators from taking a considered view and responding within the context of the agreed pay negotiations framework at Imperial. This highly regrettable disregard for the agreed processes undermines recognition of the trade unions at Imperial College and puts at risk our ability to conduct pay negotiations in good faith.