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Pay: an analysis
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This is a far from complete first draft for my analysis for improving pay and conditions
1. All archaeologists are paid too little.
2. APPAG has made recommendations about what we should be paid by comparison with ?field surveyor?
3. A back of the paper envelope exercise suggests that minima of the IFA grades should be increase by
PIFA 4% to average graduate wage
AIFA ? 26% to national average
MIFA ? 49% to Field surveyor wage
These are starting points for bands of pay, and I feel that pay within the bands should reflect experience. It is also important that the conditions and benefits of employment are equivalent in different organisations
4. An organisation unilaterally paying this to its staff would price itself out from winning future contracts and would be in difficulty with the costs of projects in its books.
5. For archaeological organisations to increase wages significantly above inflation without a detrimental commercial knock on effect they will have to work together as a group representing most if not all archaeological employers.
6. Wages could only be increased over a period of time with increments above the average annual wage increase.
7. A possible mechanism is the RAO scheme. At the moment it includes 52 organisations, with several being assessed and a number ?filling in the forms?. Membership of the scheme is voluntary so members have to be certain of benefits of being in the scheme outweighing the extra costs of imposing higher levels of regulation on themselves compared to the majority of the competitors.
8. Hence only small increases can be asked of RAOs at present, constrained by what is seen as commercially viable.
9. An increase in the numbers of RAOs could speed up this process, as could an increase in IFA membership which would increase the voice the IFA has in lobbying different stakeholders, and voices within organisations to become an RAO.
10. However the IFA is a professional organisation representing all levels of the profession. Some would question if it is appropriate for the IFA to act as a trade union for only one section of its constituents (all though everyone will ultimately benefit from increased pay).
11. Strong well-supported unions would speed up the process of increasing wages across the board. At the moment there are few archaeologists in unions, and those that are represented by several different unions (Prospect, Unison, AUT etc.). Therefore national pay bargaining cannot proceed very quickly. However at a local unit level the potential usefulness of union membership and an elected unit union rep is quite strong, as I have suggested elsewhere. Higher union membership will speed up bringing about higher pay .

However the people paying for archaeologists (Developers, national and local government) also have to be persuaded to cover the increased costs. They need to be shown that archaeology is a serious profession. They have to be persuaded that archaeology has real value. They have to be persuaded that the huge number of skills required of any archaeologist are high and varied, and so we should be remunerated accordingly. I feel that that is best done through a strong professional association. I think that one of the outcomes of the training initiatives highlighted elsewhere is to demonstrate the high levels of skills we all require.
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