The annual conference on pay bargaining organised by the TUC and Incomes Data Services will take place on Tuesday 25 February in Congress House.
The theme will be “A Decent Pay System” and the event will combine a discussion about the design of a better pay system with realistic guidance and information for union officers. Sessions will cover pay benchmarking, pay progression, performance management, skills and lessons from union successes.
The keynote speaker will be Ed Sweeney, recently retired as Chair of ACAS.
The trade union rate for places at the annual TUC – IDS Pay Bargaining Forum is substantially less than the fee normally charged for equivalent events organised by Incomes Data Services alone.
To book a place, please visit:
Contact Richard Exell (020 7467 1319 email: firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about the Forum or
Sabreena Kaur (email@example.com) for queries about booking a place.
09.40 Conference opened by Chair: Gail Cartmail, Unite.
09.45 Opening Address: Paul Nowak, TUC.
10.00Pay Prospects for 2014: Ken Mulkearn, IDS.
10.30Economic Prospects: Nicola Smith.
11.25Introduction to the theme – what would a decent pay system look like and how can it be achieved? Richard Exell, TUC.
11.35Negotiator’s Toolbox: Pay Benchmarking
Steve Tatton, IDS, (to introduce); Simon Weller, ASLEF; Tony Burke, Unite; Norina O’Hare, PCS.
13.30Keynote Speaker: Ed Sweeney
14.00Pay Progression, Performance and Skills
Sue Ferns, Prospect, (to introduce); Gary Smith, GMB; Christine McAnea, UNISON.
15.20Collective Bargaining - where next?
John Earls, Unite (to introduce); Fiona Wilson, USDAW; Heather Wakefield, UNISON; Alastair Hatchett (University of Greenwich).
15.50Discussion and Q&A
16.00Chair’s closing remarks