and related staff have received a 3.44 percent
pay increase backdated to 1 August 2003 following
AUT members’ acceptance by 84.5 percent
to 15.5 percent of a new pay structure. A
further cost of living increase of 3 percent
will be paid on August 1.
university trades unions are now signed up
to a new national pay framework. Institution-wide
role analysis will determine how staff assimilate
to a single new pay spine.
profiles have been drawn up for clerical,
ancillary and technical staff represented
by Amicus and Unison. The aim is to introduce
new salary structures for these staff from
August 1. They will also receive a cost of
living increase this August of 3 percent.
discussions with the AUT will be based on
the memorandum of understanding between unions
and employers which ended the dispute. Both
sides agreed that there would be ‘no
detriment’ to any individual in the
resources deputy director Linda Mortimer-Pine
said the national framework and memorandum
had to be implemented ‘in a way that
is affordable and fair’ to all staff.
AUT president Jeremy Toner said that the memorandum
would clear the way for a total package over
two years worth 12.2 percent, with higher
increases at the lower ends of academic and
related scales. However, AUT president Sally
Hunt said that the memorandum “does
not involve ‘extra’ monies to
fund it beyond that already agreed with other
unions in higher education.”
University is also playing a leading role
in national discussions with the AUT about
developing academic and related role profiles
and the introduction of new salary arrangements.