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2019-20 Pay Negotiations

Final offer

The employers made a final offer – on pay and non-pay issues - at the third negotiating meeting on Tuesday 30 April 2019:

New JNCHES Final Offer, made on 30 April 2019    

Over the course of the three negotiating meetings, UCEA responded to all elements of the unions’ claim. The full responses are set out in the document below:

UCEA responses to all elements of the unions' claim 2019-20


Joint trade unions’ claim

The unions submitted their joint claim for 2019-20 on 19 March 2019. An updated version (below), containing an addendum, was provided on 26 March 2019. 

Trade Unions' Joint Pay Claim 2019-20


Employers' Statement

UCEA, representing the 145 HE institutions participating in the 2019-20 New JNCHES pay negotiations, has set out the context and challenges in the following Employers' Statement.


List of participating HEIs 19-20 

This list was shared with the unions at the first negotiating meeting on 26 March. 

List of participating HEIs 2019-20


Meeting dates

The negotiating meetings for the 2019-20 round were held on:

  • Tuesday 26 March 2019
  • Thursday 11 April 2019
  • Tuesday 30 April 2019

This page was last updated on 3 May 2019.