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Members urged to reject 1% pay offer

UCU Congress and your branch are recommending you reject the current 1% offer from employers.

Pay: why we need to catch up, not just hope to keep up with inflation

The attached graph plots the real-terms value of pay (August 2008 = 100%), showing that we have not begun to recover the effect of below-inflation pay increases since. In summary

  1. We have not recovered from a massive pay cut. Salary is worth 88% of what it was in 2008 (against RPI)
  2. Last year’s 2% pay increase merely halted the decline
  3. RPI and CPI are at record unsustainable historic lows (oil and food prices are predicted to rise)

Remember to Vote – Vote to REJECT 1% – Vote Yes to Both ASOS and Strike – Remember to Vote.

Have you voted yet? Check your email for a message from Sally Hunt, UCU General Secretary (search for “@ucu” in your in-box). You have been sent a unique voting link in that email.

UCU National Congress delegates and University of Bath UCU branch agree: members should vote to REJECT the offer and vote Yes to both forms of industrial action.

Please make sure you vote.

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