Pay Up Now – Branch members’ meeting to discuss the pay talks strategy

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As part of this year’s pay negotiations with the University, we collectively voted to demand the following:

· A basic increase on all spinal points of 7.5% or £1,500, whichever is greater.

· The University to immediately become a Living Wage Accredited Employer.

· Subsequent to this year’s pay talks:

§ Talks should be held from January next year without precondition or links to other negotiations to restructure the pay-spine. These should aim to introduce a £10 per hour minimum wage at the University and to fairly space the bands, with equal numbers of semiautomatic increments for each.

Our next meeting on pay with the university management will take place on Thursday the 13th of September, and we need to make a collective decision soon after (via a vote at the branch members’ meeting on the 18th), on what to do next. It is very important that as many members as possible attend this meeting, so everyone’s views are taken into account.

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