Attached is a copy of an NUT Soulbury News Bulletin that gives information on the 1 September 2013 Soulbury pay and allowances agreement. Also attached is a copy of the Soulbury Joint Circular JESC No. 193 which gives the terms of the agreement and provides updated pay scales.
This is the 2013 pay and conditions of service claim for local authority paid Soulbury officers. The claim seeks a significant increase on all Soulbury pay scale points and all pay-related and London allowances from 1 September 2013.
This joint circular gives formal guidance on consultation and negotiation between local authorities and the Soulbury associations at local level and also comments further on the car user allowance scheme.
This update sets out pensions news on a variety of issues, including the cash cost of Teachers’ Pension Scheme employee contribution rate rises in April 2013, the revised Local Government Pension Scheme contribution bands from April 2013 and the danger of Pension Liberation fraud.
This is an NUT briefing on the proposals for the future of the LGPS from 1st April 2014 and briefing materials from the Local Government Association, Unison, Unite and the GMB.
The NUT Executive has decided not to endorse the proposed LGPS agreement, because it would mean an increase in contribution rates for NUT members and an increase in the age at which members can take their pensions in full. The agreement is likely to be put into practice because it has been endorsed by GMB, Unison and Unite, the three unions that negotiated the revised scheme.
Many local authorities have sought to transfer employees in central authority services who are employed on school teachers’ pay and conditions on to other pay and conditions, most often Soulbury. This briefing gives NUT advice on the issues involved.
This document provides guidance for NUT Soulbury-paid members on the application of the Structured Professional Assessment (SPA) system including eligibility, assessment criteria and process, pay progression under the SPA system and appeals arrangements.