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English definition of “pay spine”

pay spine

noun [C]
 
 
UK
HR a list showing all the different possible pay increases between a lower and an upper point for a worker in an organization, especially a government organization: Proposals including a 37 hour week have been accepted by the main union in exchange for a one-off payment and two extra points on the pay spine.
(Definition of pay spine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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