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It's a majority! More than half of colleges have agreed new pay scale

6 November 2006 | last updated: 15 December 2015

UCU's campaign to get the new pay scales implemented in all colleges has reached an important milestone. Latest information now shows 51% of colleges have reached agreement with UCU on the introduction of the 8 point scale.

This key element of the 2003-05 national agreement provides significant pay increases for members.

UCU may at last have reached a tipping point. The 137 colleges who have yet to agree the scales are no longer able to claim that only a minority have put the new scales in place.

UCU has recently issued press releases - see 'It's time to talk' on college pay, says UCU - to local and regional media and newspapers identifying colleges who have yet to reach agreement and calling on them to start serious talks to implement the new scales.