Pay negotiations at Nat-Tech

On this page you can read more about the local pay negotiations at Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences.
Find information below about the process and what you have to do to submit information for the annual pay negotiations

Timeframe for pay negotiations 2024

  • 1 - 25 February: Employees can submit motivation/information in the pay negotiation form to be used during the pay negotiations.
  • March - June: Preparation and negotiation period between managers and union representatives
  • June - July (expected): Disbursement of agreed pay increases, come into force from 1 April 2024

See the overall time frame for pay negotiations here

Complete the form

If you want to be considered for a pay increase, you need to fill out an online form. On the form, you describe the performance and competencies you believe should be taken into account in the pay negotiations. You can find the form in mitHR under "Flows and Forms"It is recommend that you follow the video guide. More information can be found under the section "How do you fill in the pay negotiation form?" below. "Flows and Forms" will be available from February 1 2024. 

All employees who wish to submit information for the annual pay negotiations – also employees who can negotiate themselves – must use the pay negotiation form.

The period for submission of information for the annual pay negotiations is 1 - 25 February 2024.

HR distributes the information to the negotiating manager and union representative (unless you are negotiating yourself and choose not to involve your union representative).

Before you fill out the form, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the salary agreement catalogues, salary agreements and any local criteria that you have to meet. Please see "Salary agreements and salary agreement catalogues" below. 

Salary agreements and salary agreement catalogues

How do you fill in the pay negotiation form?

  • You find the pay negotiation form in "Flows and forms" in mitHR.
  • In the form, you will provide your motivation/reasons for a pay increase.
  • You can click "Save as draft" at any point under "More actions", and when you are ready to send, click "Done".
  • You receive a confirmation for your submission via your AU email. 
  • You can find your completed motivation in mitHR under "Flows and forms" for the next 18 months.  

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.

Video guide

In this step-by-step guide you are guided in how to fill out the pay negotiation form:

Guides for other scenarios

Are you unable to access the form?

If you do not have the "Annual Pay Negotiation" form under "My flows and forms", please contact your local HR department.

Multiple paid assignments

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.

Have you regretted sending your form?

If you have sent your form too early, please ask your local HR department to reopen the form.

What can be negotiated?

You can propose two types of supplements:

  • Supplement for qualifications
  • One-off bonus

Read more about the different types of supplements here

If the content of your job changes, the following points may be relevant:

  • Change of pay group (only relevant for Administrative Officers/Laboratory technicians (HK) and IT Staff (PROSA))
  • Reclassification (only relevant for academic staff - changing category to special- or senior consultant)

Who will negotiate my salary?

The negotiation will take place between your union representative and your manager. However, some employees have the option of negotiating directly with their manager – more information is provided on the form.

Find your union representative here

Disbursement of pay increases

You will be informed about the result of the salary negotiations after your manager and all of the union representatives for the employees in your unit have concluded negotiations for everyone. Pay increases will be paid out soon after with force from 1 April 2024


Please contact your union representative if you have any questions regarding salary agreements, salary criteria etc.

Please contact Nat-Tech HR, if you have questions regarding your current salary, which negotiation group you belong to etc.

You can read more about the salary negotiations at Aarhus University here: Pay negotiations