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New salary deal is signed

On the 11th December, LiU's Saco-S representatives and Linköping University signed an agreement regarding new pay deals for all university employees who are members of a Saco-S union, as set out in the central RALS-T agreement.

The new salaries come into force as of the 1st October 2017 and back-pay for October and November will be included along with the next wage packet on the 21st December.

Those of you who had individual salary negotiations (lönesättande samtal) already know what your new salaries will be. Others will soon be informed about the new salaries. Note that everyone has the right to discuss her/his own outcome of the salary revision with either her/his head of division or the person responsible for setting pay levels.

This year’s revision has been performed partially via the usual model, whereby we negotiated directly with university representatives responsible for setting wages, partially via individual salary negotiations. We believe that both approaches went well (even though some problems arouse under the way) and the average pay increase for our members undergoing a pay review was 2.54 % (excluding Ph.D. students), which must be considered as a positive result considering that the university is only partially reimbursement for its increasing salary costs by the state.

Note that we finished Ph.D.-student salary negotiations earlier this year and we have already informed Ph.D.-students about this in an earlier letter, sent October the 29th. See the new Ph.D. salaries here. Current Ph.D.-students should check that their new salaries are correct.

We will eventually publish basic statistics of the outcome of the negotiations on this website.

The RALS-T agreement stipulates that individual salary negotiations are the default method of negotiation, even in the higher education sector. Our joint (together with LiU) understanding is therefore to continue to expand the implementation of this approach, where the conditions are met and in a gradual fashion. As for now, approximately half of our members have their salaries set through individual salary negotiations, and this proportion will increase in the future.

Please also note that employees who are not members of any union receive a salary which the employer believes to be appropriate. It is therefore in the interest of every employee to be a member of at least one union.

 

Finally, let me wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Krzysztof Marciniak
Chairman Saco-S at LiU
saco@liu.se

Publicerad: 2017-12-13

Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-13

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