The Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges employers’ national body, have offered a pay increase of 1% on all scale points and allowances from 1 September 2017. The Staff Side have rejected this offer and asked the SFCA to go back to its colleges and meet with the Staff Side again to make a higher offer.
In response to the joint trade union claim for 2017/18, the Association of Colleges (AoC), has made a final recommendation of a 1% increase applied to all salaries, or the sum of £250 where this is more beneficial.
On Monday 3 July, the Staff Side met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), the colleges’ national body, to negotiate sixth form college teachers’ pay and conditions.
The trade union side have now submitted a joint pay claim for 2017/18. The claim includes the following elements.
Following a consultation exercise which found a majority of members in favour of acceptance, ATL, together with the other five recognised unions, has now accepted the Association of College’s pay recommendation.
This page has details about pay negotiations for support staff.
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.
The Trade Union Side formally presented its pay and conditions claim for FE colleges at a meeting of the National Joint Forum on 14 June 2016.
Annual negotiations on FE pay in Wales are conducted between ATL (and other recognised unions) and the employers' body - fforwm.
The union's national officers have considered the results of a poll of ATL and AMiE members in FE colleges which asked if they wanted to take industrial action over the AoC's recommended wage freeze.