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What is the framework agreement?

The framework agreement is an agreement, reached in 2004, between the national employers and unions for the modernisation of pay structures in higher education.

The framework agreement also incorporated the 2004 pay award.

Under the agreement every HE institution is required to work in partnership with their recognised trade unions to introduce new pay structures for all university staff using a single pay spine.

The framework agreement also covers staff development, progression, attraction and retention, harmonisation of working hours and equal opportunities.

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