Meaning of “pay spine” in the English Dictionary


"pay spine" in Business English

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pay spinenoun [ C ]

uk us 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)