You may already be aware that AUT members have voted for industrial action over aspects of the Framework Agreement. All the other unions represented on campus have voted decisively in favour of the Agreement.
|The Framework Agreement is a two-year pay and modernisation deal worth 3.44% from August 2003 and a further 3% from August 2004 with an additional increase of 1% on assimiliation to a new salary spine. The modernisation elements are aimed at ensuring equal pay for work of equal value across the University and giving the University the opportunity to restructure aspects of its current grading arrangements to enhance career progression prospects. ( more)
AUT has informed the University that they will picket the Gatehouse entrance. They may wish to hand out leaflets explaining the reasons for their industrial action, accepting and receiving this information is voluntary. The University will seek to ensure that anyone who wants to work will be able to do so. The University expects to be open for normal operations during these two days and it is expected that all members of staff will turn up for work and students will attend timetabled sessions as normal.