The pay consultation closed on Friday. Thanks to all those to responded to the emails.
81% of members who responded wanted to reject the proposed pay offer (3% plus more for the lower grades) on a 47% turnout.
This is a solid result and broadly in line with the national picture, which was overwhelmingly to reject a derisory pay offer when inflation is soaring.
The branch committee meets this week to determine what happens next. This is almost certainly going to be a full postal ballot of members over the summer, with a view to taking action in the new academic year if necessary.
Obviously, balloting over July and August is not where we want to be, but we’ll need to make sure that every member plays their part and returns their postal ballot paper, if we’re to be in with a chance of delivering a pay rise closer to the rising cost of living.