Following a recent poll, the Leeds College of Art UCU has overwhelmingly voted in favour of joining the national UCU I.O.U. campaign.
74% of members indicated that they would like the branch to join with Suffolk New College, City College Birmingham and Peterborough College in pushing for implementation of the 2004 nationally agreed harmonised pay spine. Over 50% of FE colleges currently are working to this pay spine and lots more are in the process of implementation.
The harmonised pay spine is an eight point spine which peaks at £34,587. Also, importantly it also includes an automatic incremental payrise annually which, of course, means that staff can progress rapidly up the payspine and avoid the 'glass ceilings' that a lot of us currently find at LCAD.
Management at the college have been formally notified of our intention to join the IOU campaign and, hopefully, fruitful dialogue about the implementation of the harmonised payspine will commence soon.
Currently Harmonised Colleges