Getting a Pay Rise

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. 

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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