Pay spines and pensions

November 6, 2008

So, university managements do not want to give staff a pay increase, but do want to retain the final-salary pension scheme in which they are all members ("Employers want to retain final-salary pensions", 30 October). Maybe if they were all placed on the same pay spine, with the same annual uplift as "ordinary" staff, they might be as keen to raise our pay as they are to defend the final-salary pension schemes.

Jimmy Donaghey, School of Management, Queen's University Belfast.

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