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Prospect submits Soulbury pay claim of minimum 9% for 2022

26 July 2022

Prospect’s Education and Children’s Services Group and its partner unions who represent education professionals covered by the Soulbury agreement have formally submitted a pay increase of at least 9% for 2022.

The formal claim includes the following:

  1. A significant pay increase of at least 9% on all pay points, which will begin to address the substantial real terms cuts which Soulbury employees have, like other public sector workers, suffered since 2010.
  2. Discussions to review the current Soulbury pay structure and the role of the Soulbury Officer.
  3. A review of London Area Payments.

The Soulbury unions, which includes Prospect, the Association of Educational Psychologists, and the National Education Union, represents educational improvement professionals, educational psychologists and managers of young people’s and community services employed by local authorities.

Steve Thomas, Prospect national secretary, said: “We have had an initial meeting with the Local Government Association to explain the claim and press the arguments for not only a pay increase but also a review of Structured Professional Assessment (SPA) points and other items.”

“The LGA will be consulting with their key stakeholders over the summer and further meetings of the full Soulbury committee are being set up.”

Download the Soulbury Officers’ Side claim submitted by the joint unions.

Prospect members will be kept-to-date with further developments and please encourage your Soulbury colleagues to join us if they are not already members.

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Education and children's services

Prospect represents nearly 3,000 professionals in education, children's services, early years, commissioning and children's social care.