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National Pay Award 2016/17
The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has confirmed that implementation of the pay settlement effective from 1 August 2016 may proceed. This has been approved by the University and the Notice and Grace can be viewed in Reporter. The updated pay scale can be found on the salary scales webpage.
The award provides for a 1.1% increase in the salaries of non-clinical staff on all spine points, except spine points 11 to 19 where the increases will be as follows:
Points 11 to 14: 3.1% increase
Points 15 and 16: 2.7% increase
Point 17: 2.2% increase
Point 18: 1.7% increase
Point 19: 1.6% increase
The settlement also provides for the removal of the lowest point on the New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (New JNCHES) single pay spine. Accordingly point 13 will be removed from grade 1 from 1 August 2016.
It should be noted that the New JNCHES trade unions remain in dispute over the offer. However, the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has confirmed that the formal dispute resolution procedure set out in the New JNCHES agreement has been exhausted and has therefore advised that implementation of the pay settlement may proceed.
The increases are due to be paid to staff in the November 2016 payroll, with arrears backdated to 1 August 2016.
Each year national level talks are held under the New Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff (New JNCHES) which form the basis of the annual pay review.
The date of implementation of the annual pay review is 1 August. However as the stipends and salaries of certain University staff require the approval of the Regent House, the University of Cambridge waits for the pay negotiations to be completed before submitting a grace to Regent House in line with the final settlement. Once the settlement has been approved it is backdated, if required, to 1 August of the relevant year and the salary scales are updated.
The pay award covers all relevant stipends and associated payments in the salaries of non-clinical academic and academic-related staff and assistant staff. For contract research staff and other staff supported on non-central funds, payment of any increase is conditional upon funds being available to meet the cost of the increase from the relevant funding source.
Members of New JNCHES are the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) for the Higher Education (HE) employers and the following HE unions: EIS, Unison, GMB, Unite (T&G), Unite (Amicus and T&G sections).