A UCU balloon at a trade union march

Staff at Northeastern University London are set to receive an average pay rise of 14.6%. The rise follows long negotiations on the introduction of a new pay structure for staff carried out between the university and the UCU union.

Lower paid staff will receive a bigger pay boost. The uplift is worth as much as 28.5% for the lowest paid academic staff at the university.

Northeastern University is a private university previously known as New College of the Humanities.

Staff at Northeastern University London have agreed to a package which will give academic staff an average pay uplift of 14.6%, announced the University and College Union (UCU) today (Thursday). The agreement follows long negotiations on the introduction of a new pay structure for staff.

In contrast,  university employer body the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) has made a pay award worth just 5% for most university staff. UCU is balloting staff at 143 universities across the UK for strike action over the award, which was imposed after members rejected it.

UCU general secretary Jo Grady said: ‘While there is still work to do around workloads, conditions and career progression at the University, this is a major achievement that will help every single worker at Northeastern University London meet the cost of living crisis. UCEA now needs to consider what has been achieved here, provide our members across the UK with a realistic pay offer, and end the industrial unrest on campuses.’

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