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Progress in the salary review negotiations

Two persons in a meeting. Photo: Mostphotos.

On 15 October, Lund University signed a local agreement with the employees’ organisation Saco-S on the principles of how the salary review is to be carried out for the members.

The parties have reached an agreement on an extended review period in which the negotiation rules apply as of 1 October 2020 and up to and including 30 September 2022. This means that new salaries will be paid out retroactively from 1 October 2020, and apply up to and including 30 September 2022.

The University and Saco-S have thereby chosen to deviate from their earlier agreement of having 1 April as the annual salary review date, and return to the structure in the central agreement in which 1 October is the norm for the annual review date (unless something else has been agreed).

With the return of Saco-S to a salary review date of 1 October, all the employees’ organisation at the public authority have the same starting point regarding the salary review date, which the University deems to offer better conditions for a cohesive salary policy and structure for the salary review work.
The University and Saco-S now plan to conduct the salary review process and a provisional schedule will be available shortly. The conditions for the actual process will be communicated as it progresses on the University’s salary review blog among other channels.

Visit the salary review blog (in Swedish)

Negotiation status for OFR/S and Seko

Negotiations are continuing with both OFR/S and Seko on an agreement about the principles for carrying out the salary review.
Lund University and Seko are currently considering requesting support from central parties (the Swedish Agency for Government Employers and Seko’s central organisation) in order to make progress in the local negotiations.