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University Salaries and Stipends: Notice

11 June 2001

The Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) have made an offer for an increase in the salaries of all non-clinical academic and academic-related staff and assistant staff. Central to the offer is a proposal to move to a common implementation date (1 August) for future settlements of national pay awards for all groups of non-clinical staff. In order to harmonize the settlement date for all staff at 1 August from 2002 onwards, the offer comprises phased pay increases to achieve:

(i) a 16-month settlement for those with a current settlement date of 1 April 2001;
(ii) a 13-month settlement for those with a current settlement date of 1 July 2001; and
(iii) an 11-month settlement for those with a current settlement date of 1 September 2001.

The offer also contains proposals for minimum cash increases for all staff currently on scale points below £11,000, payable on the current settlement dates on a non-phased basis; and for the deletion of the lowest point of the academic lecturer scales in pre- and (non-Scottish) post-92 institutions.

The percentage increases offered are as follows:

(i) for staff with a current settlement date of 1 April 2001 (i.e. all groups of staff in the University except for the CS and D Divisions of the assistant staff) 3 per cent from 1 April 2001, followed by further increases of 1 per cent from 1 September 2001 and 1 March 2002;
(ii) for staff with a current settlement date of 1 July 2001 (i.e. the CS and D Divisions of the assistant staff) 3 per cent from 1 July 2001, followed by a further increase of 1.25 per cent from 1 January 2002.

The Council have agreed that the percentage increases specified above should be made in all relevant stipends, associated payments and salaries, subject to the final outcome of the negotiations at national level in the terms of the offer.

The stipends of certain University offices require the approval of the Regent House. The Council are accordingly submitting a Grace (Grace 10, p. 821) to the Regent House for the approval of the percentage increases in these stipends. Subject to the approval of this Grace, it is expected that the corresponding increases in the stipends of those offices which do not require the approval of the University will be approved by the Council or the General Board, as appropriate, as will corresponding increases in the salaries of analogous unestablished staff. In the case of contract research staff and other staff supported on non-central funds, payment of the increase will be conditional on funds being available to meet the cost of the increase from the relevant funding source. The increase in the salaries of members of the assistant staff is not dependent on the approval of the Grace.

With regard to non-clinical academic and academic-related staff the details of implementation of the 2001-02 pay offer on stipends will be set out in the usual Joint Report of the Council and the Board early in the Michaelmas Term 2001.


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Cambridge University Reporter, 13 June 2001
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