The higher education national consultative pay ballot Â took place over the last few weeks and closed on the 9th September.
The overall result was a 4 to 1 ratio rejection by participating Unite members of the offer to increase scale points by Â£150 for 2011. This vote return is an increase both in terms of participation and overall rejection from the 2010 consultative ballot result.
As such it represents a substantial rejection of the pay offer.Â The next procedural step is a formal dispute level meeting with the employers association, UCEA, to try and resolve the impasse.
Already Unison and GMB have rejected the same offer and are in the dispute process. Â UCU have not announced their response yet but have declared a dispute on the USS pensions changes.