We’re awaiting confirmation from the University, but it looks like the annual leave entitlement for levels 1-6 staff will rise from 25 to 27 days.
While this is definitely a good thing, it is extremely disappointing that the University have failed to accept the principle that all staff should receive equal annual leave, namely 30 days.
Unfortunately the University, despite levels 1-6 staff voting for IWGB representation, limited their negotiations over this issue to the recognised unions, whose members voted to accept.
This makes it all the more important that we get a strong ICE forum set up so that in future your voice will be heard.
We will be writing to the University to make the case for extending this increase to all outsourced workers, and calling on them to move to full equality as soon as possible.