Backdated pay increase for university professors

Ireland“University professors have been granted a backdated pay increase of 8% which will see their maximum salary rise to over €150,000 a year, putting further pressure on the strained resources of third-level colleges. The payments have been due for almost two years. The 8% pay increase is made up of a 5.5% raise recommended by the review body on top-level public servants’ pay in September 2007 and a 2.5% increase due since March 2008 under the last national pay agreement. They will not be paid any increase under the current national pay deal …” (more)

[Shane Coleman and Martin Frawley, Tribune, 22 March]

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