University support staff accept new pay deal


University admin and support staff, including porters, cleaners, gardeners, catering and maintenance workers, have voted to accept a new pay rise.

Staff represented by the Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) have voted in favour of a new pay offer for university staff, the union confirmed.

Members accepted the new offer of a 15.5 per cent pay rise, with 94 per cent voting in its favour.

"The T&G welcomes this strong vote in favour," said T&G national secretary and chief negotiator for further and higher education staff, Chris Kaufman.

"The deal is a good move forward but we have a long way to go on our journey to eradicate poverty pay for our members in universities."

College lecturers from the University and College Lecturers' Union (UCU) have also voted overwhelmingly to accept a pay offer from their employers for the next academic year.

The two-stage pay deal, which will see lecturers being paid two per cent from August 1st and a further one per cent from next February, is the latest stage in a long-running pay dispute between lecturers and higher education institutions.

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