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You’ve worked hard, met targets, exceeded expectations, and now it’s payback time – for you. As well as more money in your pocket, a pay rise can give you confidence, and an increased sense of pride and enjoyment in your work – good for you, good for your employer. Everyone's laughing, right?
Unfortunately, getting a pay rise is easier said than done. While many employers laud people as “their biggest asset”, few are in a hurry to pay their staff any more than they can absolutely get away with.
Read on for advice on making your case for a raise, and how unions can help negotiate better pay.