The University of the South Pacific (USP) is pleased to announce a salary award for its Fiji-based Hourly Paid (HP) and Intermediate and Junior (I&J) staff.
This is a result of further negotiations and consultations with USP’s management and The University of South Pacific Staff Union (USPSU).
USP Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Rajesh Chandra said the salary dispute issue has now been fully resolved.
“The University has honored its commitment to go beyond the initial salary award provided earlier this year and to USP’s Strategic Plan commitment to excellent staff terms and conditions,” Professor Chandra remarked.
“We look forward to a productive partnership with staff in achieving excellence,” he added.
The payout is applicable to both current Union and Non Union staff members in Fiji and is backdated to the January 1, 2013 budget as follows:
i. Less than $11,215 a one-off pay amount of $21,240 shared equally with all eligible members of staff who were recently paid a 9% salary increase.
ii. Between $11,215 and $15,600 – receive a 2.8% increase
iii. Over $15,600 – receive a 5.8% increase
This settlement follows the current comparators for Fiji.
The Regional Campuses outstanding salary settlements are also underway and will be updated shortly.
USP will continue to reward excellence in work, as per its Strategic Plan (2013-2018) and it firmly believes that without its hardworking staff throughout the region it would not be where it is today.