UNISON members at Sandwell College have voted 94% to accept a pay offer of 3.1% from 1 August 2020 and a further 1% from 1 August 2021. The 2021 rate potentially increases to 1.25% should student numbers increase by 300.
Sandwell College also re-iterated its commitment to observe minimum pay levels in line with the voluntary Foundation Living Wage, which means the minimum scale point increases to £9.50per hour from 1 August 2020.
The collective agreement included the UCU and NEU trade unions, with all three agreeing. The quick consultations conducted by the trade unions means members should receive the increase in their December pay packets.