Constructive opening dialogue today in the HE pay talks

26 March 2018

The HE trade unions* and UCEA met today for the first of the three meetings scheduled for the 2018-19 pay negotiations. There was a useful initial exploration by both sides of their perspectives. 

We look forward to the next scheduled New JNCHES** meeting on 13 April when we intend to make progress on the pay claim and its other elements.

* The HE trade unions are EIS, GMB, UCU, UNISON and Unite

** Joint Negotiating Committee for Higher Education Staff. The New JNCHES negotiating timetable is a process that usually runs across meetings in March, April and May. This forum allows for three negotiating meetings (26 March, 13 April and 10 May) and more if required. 


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