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MRC, NIBSC and Imanet staff

UCU represents staff employed by the Medical Research Council, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, and GE Healthcare (Imanet).

MRC unions and you

MRC Unions and You : This link opens in a new window Visit the MRC national trade union side 'MRC Unions and You' web pages for online resources for MRC employees. 

This provides staff with a better understanding of how the work of the trade union side affects MRC employees and the services available.

Pay latest


On 1 April 2018 the MRC became part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB).

As previously at the MRC, UKRI will be required to gain approval from government to make basic salaries and allowance increases. Although the MRC's annual pay review date is 1 April, the Civil Service pay guidance that government departments must follow has not yet been released for 2018 so the joint union side is unable at the moment to submit a pay claim. Read the full update here.

Pay 2017

Please read Staff Bulletin 549 for full information on the 2017 MRC pay offer.

For all the latest news please visit the MRC trade union side bulletin archive

Contact: Barry Jones

Last updated: 29 April 2021