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Pay Bargaining

Volume 264: debated on Tuesday 24 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will provide in respect of her plan for pay delegation submitted to the Treasury (a) a description of the staff in each bargaining unit covered by the plan, distinguishing staff in Headquarters functions, agencies and agency candidates, and in other identifiable business units and (b) proposals for the trade union recognition in each bargaining unit and the negotiating machinery to be put in place in each bargaining unit. [38275]

The pay delegation plan for the Department for Education and Employment bargaining unit, excluding the Employment Service, includes the following staff, covered by the union agreement described:

GradeUnion agreementStaff in posts
Administrative OfficerCPSA1,348
Personal SecretaryCPSA156
Support Grade Band 1NUCPS77
Support Manager 3NUCPS12
Economic AssistantFDA11
Senior Economic AssistantFDA9
Management TraineeNUCPS11
Senior Executive Officer (inc.)NUCPS422
GradeUnion agreementStaff in post
Auditors and AccountantsFDA8
Admin Trainee HEO (D)FDA26
Administrative AssistantCPSA410
Chief Typing ManagerCPSA1
TypistCPSA98
Higher Executive Officer (inc.NUCPS1,098
Auditors and Accountants)NUCPS5
Senior Instructional OfficerNUCPS205
Support Grade Band 2NUCPS1
Support Manager 1
Senior Personal SecretaryCPSA43
Typing ManagerCPSA6
Executive Officers (inc. Accountants)NUCPS1,203
Support Manager 2NUCPS4
Assistant StatisticianFDA14
Senior Assistant StatisticianFDA8
Higher Instructional OfficerNUCPS12
Senior Information OfficerIPMS23
Scientific OfficerIPMS3
Higher Scientific OfficerIPMS7
Senior Scientific OfficerIPMS2
Senior Professional and Technology Officer (SPTO)IPMS18
Information OfficerIPMS38
Graphics OfficerIPMS1
Higher Graphics OfficerIPMS1
Assistant Information OfficerIPMS14
Research OfficerIPMS2
Senior PsychologistIPMS7
Senior Research OfficerIPMS27
Grade 6IPMS,66
Grade 7NUCPS and518
Super Spec Inspector Band CFDA1
Assistant LibrarianIPMS16
LibrarianIPMS5
Senior LibrarianIPMS2
Senior Training AdviserIPMS24
Total5,963
For collective bargaining purposes the DFEE intends to recognise four unions—the Civil and Public Services Association, the National Union of Civil and Public Servants, the Institution of Professionals, Managers and Specialists and the Association of First Division Civil Servants.The Department will pursue single table bargaining arrangements.