As an employee, your salary is automatically adjusted in accordance with the collective agreements. In addition, every year it is possible to be considered for a local pay increase within AU’s pay negotiation budget.
As an employee, you can make it known that you would like to have your salary negotiated by filling out a pay negotiation form in mitHR. Here, you can write a brief motivation for why you believe you should have a pay increase.
You will find information about the local framework for the negotiation on your local pay negotiation page below:
Your form will now be shared with the manager responsible for the pay negotiation and union representative (unless you negotiate on your own behalf) who will use the information during the pay negotiations.
If you have multiple paid assignments at AU, please note that the process for providing information for pay negotiations is slightly different.
If you wish to negotiate the salary for one of your assignments, please submit your motivation using the pay negotiation form in myHR. At the top of the motivation field, kindly specify which assigment your submission pertains to. For example, you can write "Motivation for salary improvement for my assignment: Laboratory Technician in Biomedicine."
If you wish to negotiate the salary for two or more assignments, please do not use the form in myHR. Instead, contact your local HR department.
Prior to the annual pay negotiations, the senior management team – following discussion in the Main Liaison Committee (HSU) – decides on an overall pay negotiation budget. The budget for the 2024 pay negotiations has been fixed at max 0.5% of the previous year's payroll costs. The dean and the university director may decide to give departments/schools (Arts)/centres/administration centres and administrative divisions pay negotiation budgets which are lower than 0,5%.
For certain groups of employees, a change of the base salary/new pay grade can be negotiated. This is set out in the trade union agreement or collective agreement applying to these groups.
You cannot negotiate extra holidays, additional pension or funding for supplementary education.
Your union representative/executive pay negotiator will negotiate on your behalf. Some employees have the option of negotiating on their own behalf, that is
This is governed by the collective agreements.