National Pay Award Negotiations Update

The annual pay negotiations between the employers’ organisation, UCEA, and the recognised trades unions at a national level have been ongoing over the past few months.  Negotiations concluded on 11 May 2021 with UCEA making a full and final offer of a guaranteed base pay increase of 1.5% with higher percentage increases (up to a maximum of 3.6%) to be applied to pay scales below point 22.  The increases will apply from 1 August 2021.  The recognised trade unions will now consider and consult with their members on the terms of the offer made by UCEA on behalf of University employers.


Full details of the final offer can be found on the UCEA website.  We will share further information as it becomes available.

First published: 27 May 2021