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Inflation will not affect this autumn’s salary review

Close up of male colleagues have negotiation in office. Mostphotos.

There is a lot in the news about inflation at the moment and there have been some questions about how inflation will affect the University’s salary review.

The current rate of inflation in Sweden will have no direct impact on this autumn’s salary review. The reason is that inflation is not a salary-setting parameter and has no bearing on why the University, as an employer, pays wages or decides to increase wages.
Lund University sets salaries on other criteria and pays salaries for performance that has contributed to the organisation achieving its aims. Salaries are raised in order to promote organisational development and retain expertise.
Furthermore, inflation is not a factor taken into account when Lund University judges how to use its budget for salary increases.
Factors in the negotiation of new central agreements
There is no basis for salaries to compensate for inflation in the central collective agreements between the parties in the labour market. Nor do any individual guarantees exist.
However, inflation can be one of many factors that the central parties take into account when negotiating new central salary agreements.
The currently applicable central collective agreement for employees of public authorities with OFR/S and SEKO covers 2020 to 2022. Saco-S has an agreement that is applicable until further notice. This means that there will be no new central negotiations until 2023.  
Read more about salary-setting factors on the Staff Pages