A pay rise of 0.4% (backdated to 1 August 2010) will be in February pay packets. Some 3,000 staff - the vast majority of those who have not reached the top of their scale - will also receive incremental increases of 3% this year on their incremental date.
Pay is negotiated nationally on behalf of all universities; this was the maximum affordable by the sector. The settlement has been kept in place in spite of dramatic cuts in higher education funding announced last month.
Elsewhere in the public sector, civil servants and NHS staff are facing a two year pay freeze, many without incremental progression. The University's senior management team has not taken a pay rise (voluntarily) for two years.
Full details of the national position can be found on the UCEA website.
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