On Monday 9 July, the Staff Side met representatives of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, the colleges’ national body, to discuss sixth form college teachers’ pay from September 2018.
The attached letter has been sent to the Association of Colleges in support of the FE Trade Union Side claim for a 5% increase on all pay points, with a minimum uplift of £1,500.
The joint Staff Side have submitted a claim for a 5 per cent pay increase for all teachers in sixth form colleges from September 2018.
The claim will be discussed at a meeting of the Sixth Form Colleges’ NJC on 9 July.
Joint letter from Andrew Harden and Leigh Powell Joint Secretaries NJF Trade Union Side in response to the Association of Colleges refusal to consider a joint trade unions claim for 2018/19 until their UCU members disputes are settled.
THAT Conference believes that a central plank of securing the status and quality of any profession is in the maintenance of a credible and consistent pay mechanism. In the FE sector this does not exist.
THAT Conference notes that the Association of Colleges is trailblazing a scholarship policy that should encapsulate conditions of pay, recognition and support for teachers and lecturers to engage in scholarly research. Some remission time should be ringfenced for this purpose.
The National Education Union is very keen to hear the views of members on the government’s plans for T levels, which are to be fully implemented by 2022 .
Effective Education, the National Education Union’s project to raise the profile of further education, primary assessment reforms, and the teacher supply crisis.
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.