A local agreement on pay has been reached with Sandwell College which will put more money into members pockets as well as secure the Foundation Living Wage for the lowest paid. The deal is as follows:-
- Year 1 (1 August 2017): 2.25% consolidated increase on all pay scales (including 1% already paid from 1st August 2017)
- Year 2 (1 August 2018): 2% consolidated increase on the pay scales
- Year 3 (1 August 2019): 2% consolidated increase. This will increase to 2.25% should there be a growth in student numbers
- The College has agreed to increase its minimum pay level, from 1 August 2018, in line with the voluntary Foundation Living Wage recommended rate.
This deal has been secured following 5 days of solid strike action undertaken by the members in the UCU.