Living wage introduced for staff on Single Pay Spine

Posted by ac652 at Aug 01, 2016 04:05 PM |
We are pleased to announce that the University will now pay a living wage of at least £7.85 to all staff on the Single Pay Spine.

As of Monday 1 August 2016, the University will be paying a living wage to all staff on Single Pay Spine grades 1 and 2. The University and the Trade Unions have been working together over a number of months to bring about this change.

In order to pay a living wage of £7.85 per hour and provide equitable working hours, all staff on grades 1 and 2 will move from a 37-hour full-time working week to a 35-hour full-time working week, with no change to their full-time salary.

This means that:

  • Staff on spine point 1, grade 1 of the Single Pay Spine will receive at least £7.85 per hour, staff higher on the pay scale will receive more
  • Part-time staff will work the same hours and get more pay
  • Full-time staff will work fewer hours but receive the same pay
  • Full-time staff with daily/weekly contracted overtime will work fewer hours, receive the same standard salary and will be compensated for lost income for nine months

This change will affect around 465 people working at the University with the vast majority seeing direct benefits from the changes. You can read the full plan here (log-in only).

If you have any questions, please look at our Q&A page (log-in only). If yours is not answered there please contact Kate Kells on or call 0116 229 7771.

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