In a very disappointing development, UCU members have voted to accept UCEA’s pay offer of 1.7%. This offer is substantially below inflation, and represents a real-terms pay cut, for yet another year. In June, inflation stood at 2.9%.
Turnout was 48.6%. 64.6% of members voted to accept the offer, and 51.4% of members voted that they would not be prepared to take industrial action.
The IWGB has consistently argued for negotiating position based on a starting offer of at least 5% – which is still considerably below what staff would be receiving had pay risen in line with inflation. If you’ve got any questions about the UCEA negotiations or next steps, please get in touch.