Joint statement on sixth form college pay negotiations 2016/17

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29 September 2016 by ATL
The Staff Side met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges' national body, on 28 September 2016 to resume discussion on sixth form college teachers' pay and conditions.

At the meeting, SFCA representatives made a pay offer of 1% on all scale points and allowances from 1 January 2017. The increase would apply to the new pay scales on the revised pay framework which most colleges have implemented from 1 September 2016 and the former pay scales which are still used in colleges that have deferred implementation.

The Staff Side expressed disappointment and restated its view that the scales should be increased by a minimum of 1% from 1 September 2016. Following discussion, however, the Staff Side agreed to consult members about the pay offer and the three unions will consider it through their internal procedures before a further meeting of the Committee for Teaching Staff on 21 November 2016.