National Pay Award 2015/16

UCEA (the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association) has advised that, following the conclusion of the national pay negotiations, institutions can now implement the 2015/16 national pay offer. The College’s national pay scales have therefore been updated to incorporate a rise of 1% effective from 1 August 2015 for those staff remaining on national non-clinical rather than local pay scales.

Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in November 2015 salaries and will be backdated to 1 August 2015.

Imperial College local pay award 2015-16

On 1 August 2015 the College’s local pay scales will be uprated to provide a flat rate increase of £450 to salary spine points from 1 to 38. More than 5,000 of the College’s staff will receive an increase ranging between 1.0% and 2.5% as a result of this flat rate addition to the salary spine.

The salary points from 39 and above, and all fixed salaries that are contractually subject to a cost of living award, will be increased by 1%.

Also with effect from 1 August 2015, the College will implement a revised rate for contract workers and regular casual workers (not Students’ Union casuals) who are deployed primarily on Imperial College activities, duties and responsibilities. The College will set a standard minimum full time salary of not less than £18,000, including London Allowance, pro-rated for part-time staff. This equates to an hourly rate of £9.23 per hour, increased from the current rate of £8.04 per hour. This rate will be reviewed annually, as part of the College’s local pay bargaining process, against internal and external benchmarks and relativities

This award is implemented on 1 August as the College’s best and final offer. The offer has been accepted by UNISON and UNITE and UCU are considering their position.

View details of the Local Pay Bargaining negotiations.

Supporting our People: HR Showcase Event

Queen's TowerHR are running a showcase event to launch the brand new HR services, initiatives and staff benefits booklet Supporting our People. Our event will provide you with the opportunity to meet the HR teams and find out more about the wide range of services and information available to support you in your role.  Every area of HR will be represented so you can discuss training and development, well-being initiatives, support for those with caring responsibilities and much more – all in one place.

 
Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Time: 11:00 – 15:00

Venue: Queen’s Tower Room, South Kensington Campus

For further details contact Sarah Wilkins at s.wilkins@imperial.ac.uk

Free Banco Santander SA shares

The Imperial College Santander Branch is offering  staff an exclusive offer of 10 free Banco Santander SA shares if they open or switch to their 1I2I3  Current Account from Monday 2nd February 2015 until Friday 20th March 2015. This offer is exclusive to the first 15 staff to apply in the campus branch.  For full terms and conditions of the promotion, or to make an appointment call into the branch, contact Alice Pulman on 05511431271 or email alice.pulman@santander.co.uk

 To be eligible for a 123 Current Account you must pay a £2 monthly account fee, fund the account with £500 a month and set up a minimum of 2 Direct Debits.  Any payments into the 1I2I3 Current Account from any Santander personal accounts you are named on are not included in the monthly funding amount. One single or one joint 1I2I3 Current Account (or one of each) per person only. You must be 18 or over and a UK resident. For details of Santander’s fees and interest rates, visit www.santander.co.uk or ask for the Key Facts Document at any branch.

Last chance to purchase discounted Tastecard membership

We have negotiated a deal with tastecard, the nation’s largest dining club, to give all staff the opportunity to purchase membership at a discounted rate.

If you wish to purchase an annual membership card at a discounted rate you can now do so. The campaign will end on 18 December 2014 and it will not be possible to purchase discounted membership after that date.

How much does it cost to purchase tastecard membership?

The cost of the card for 12 months’ membership is at an exclusive rate of £29.99 and you can also apply for memberships for family/friends at that same discounted price £29.99 (RRP £79.99).

A tastecard membership card gives you access to deals at over 7,000 dining establishments nationwide. Restaurants range from PizzaExpress, STRADA, La Tasca, Prezzo, Zizzi, and GBK to Marco Pierre White and everything in between. Every restaurant featured offers 50% off the total food bill or 2-4-1 across all courses.

In addition, to your tastecard membership you can upgrade your access to tastecard + for an additional £5.00 (RRP19.99) this includes discounts on Hotels, Food, Entertainment, competitions, giveaways plus exclusive offers to some of the UK’S most prestigious dining venues. Tastecard + also now also offers up to 40% off Cinema Tickets and up to 30% off concessions at over 250 venues nationwide.

Babies and Bumps – new dates for St Mary’s Campus

New parents and parents-to-be are invited to meet other Imperial colleagues in a similar situation for informal networking and mutual support over tea/coffee.

HR will be present to answer any questions in relation to maternity and paternity leave.

For further information of network meeting dates and details of who to contact, please view the link below:

St Marys Campus

Babies & Bumps – new dates for Hammersmith campus

New parents and parents-to-be are invited to meet other Imperial colleagues in a similar situation for informal networking and mutual support over tea/coffee.

HR will be present to answer any questions in relation to maternity and paternity leave.

For further information of network meeting dates and details of who to contact, please view the link below:

National Pay Award 2014-15 implementation

UCEA (the Universities and Colleges Employers’ Association) has confirmed that all five trade unions have accepted their final pay offer.

The College’s national pay scales have therefore been uprated to incorporate a rise of  2% with effect from 1 August 2014 for those staff remaining on national non-clinical rather than local pay scales. Payment at the appropriate new rates will be made in August 2014 salaries.

For copies of the revised scales, please view the HR Salaries web page.