Alec Sarner

All League Offensive Lineman – Center

Ucu Pay Agreement

“What is needed at the new level of the JNCHES is stability, a plan to get us through the pandemic and a commitment to work together based on the existing agreements and structures we have at the UK level. The UCU will continue to defend the negotiations at British level and the new JNCHES agreement and will cooperate with our sister unions, which also share our position. “Sectors have an important role to play in putting pressure on their employers to reaffirm their support for the new JNCHES agreement and their commitment to negotiate at UK level. The UCU is one of the five unions covered by the “New JNCHES” agreement with the employer representation UCEA (Universities and Colleges Employers Association). The agreement created a “bargaining machine” for formal negotiations on the remuneration of university staff and salary conditions. This article briefly explains where “JNCHES” comes from and how it relates to the UCU Four Fights dispute. Another contribution will be made to the functioning of the collective bargaining process in higher education. The agreement and the negotiating mechanism were revised by an agreement in 2013 [link]. We are currently working under this agreement. The alienation revealed, however, that the entire JNCHES agreement often remains unexplored and that there are often differences between trade unions and employers` representatives on the limits of the possibilities offered by the agreement. With regard to the recent disputes, the UCU and the other JNCHES unions believe that wage issues should be negotiated at the sectoral bargaining table at the UK level, while the UCEA has repeatedly stated that these are issues that local institutions must negotiate and agree with their locally recognised trade union branches. Following a dispute over wages and conditions, the JNCHES agreement replaced ten different negotiating bodies with a single and new joint negotiating committee in the UK (JNCHES) [left]. Note that this was later replaced by “New JNCHES”, which is often referred to as “JNCHES”.

The remuneration of university staff in higher education institutions (HEIs) is the subject of national negotiations (see introduction to this article), but is not subject to State regulation. There is a national agreement, the Framework Agreement on the modernisation of pay structures in British universities, which entered into force in July 2003. . .

October 12, 2021 - Posted by | Uncategorized