The Employers’ Side met yesterday and agreed to increase their offer to a

Improved Final Pay Offer - FE England

Following intense negotiations the Association of Colleges (AoC) has agreed to make an improved final pay offer of 1.5% on all salaries and allowances from 1 August 2009.

 UNISON's FE national committee will be discussing its position on the final offer next week.  The committee will also be agreeing a timetable for consulting members in England on the final offer.  Once the committee has confirmed its position and the consultation timetable we will let members and representatives know via a bulletin.

Youth & Community Workers - Key Worker Status

The National Youth & Community Workers' Committee believed youth workers to be a special case, particularly in light of difficulties in recruitment and retention. Following discussions at the JNC, the Secretary of the Employers’ Side together with the Secretary of the Trade Union Side wrote to the Minister for clarification; a copy of the response is attached to the circular. The Committee will discuss the response at their meeting in September. Discussion will also take place at the JNC.

Youth & Community Workers' JNC - Guidance

JESC Circular 166 gives guidance on Linking Skills, Competencies and Qualifications within the JNC Framework.

NJC Pay 2009 Update

Branches will of course be wondering whether any further progress has been made following the six-hour talks with officers from the Local Government Employers on 21 May 2009, when we agreed some positive proposals to be put to the Leaders of the four main political groupings on the Local Government Association.