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USP Pay Rise

The salary dispute at the University of the South Pacific (USP) has now been fully resolved says its vice-chancellor and president Professor Rajesh Chandra. “We are pleased to announce a
28 Oct 2014 12:18
USP Pay Rise
University of the South Pacific

The salary dispute at the University of the South Pacific (USP) has now been fully resolved says its vice-chancellor and president Professor Rajesh Chandra.

“We are pleased to announce a salary award for our Fiji-based hourly paid workers and intermediate and junior staff,’ Professor Chandra said.

He said this was a result of further negotiations and consultations with USP’s management and the USP Staff Union.

“The University has honoured its commitment to go beyond the initial salary award provided earlier this year and to USP’s Strategic Plan commitment to excellent staff terms and conditions.”

Professor Chandra said they were looking forward to a productive partnership with the staff in achieving excellence.

He said the payout was applicable to both current union and non-union staff members in Fiji and was backdated to the January 1, 2013 as follows:

– Less than $11,215 – a one-off pay amount of $21,240 shared equally with all eligible members of staff who were recently paid a nine per cent salary increase.

– Between $11,215 and $15,600 – 2.8 per cent increase

– Over $15,600 – 5.8 per cent increase

He said this settlement was in line with the current comparators for Fiji.

“The regional campuses outstanding salary settlements are also underway and will be updated shortly.”

Professor Chandra said they would continue to reward excellence in work, as per its Strategic Plan (2013-2018).

“We firmly believe that USP, without its hardworking staff throughout the region, it would not be where it is today.”

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