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PROSPECT questionnaire - IMPORTANT

The questionnaire is made up of 15 questions

To inform our negotiations with employers, Ministers and professional bodies we would welcome your participation in this brief electronic survey. Anecdotal evidence from members and those of external organisations would suggest the sector is particularly poorly paid commensurate with professional qualifications and experience. However, strength is lent to any negotiations we participate in through realistic and credible figures so your participation is very important.

Please take the 2 minutes to fill out the questionnaire - It is the start of a real effort to have data that can inform and aid the negotiations on pay...YOUR PAY!! If you want the IFA, Prospect and BAJR to help you.... YOU have to help us...

"No job worth doing was ever done on time or under budget.."
For really I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live, as the greatest he
Thomas Rainborough 1647
Do we have to be a member?

the future's bright; the future's trowel shaped

"No job worth doing was ever done on time or under budget.."
Oddly enough, they don't even ask if you are a member. You'd think that they might be interested in what proportion of respondents they represent...

Otherwise, laudable research.
Whilst I don`t hold out any hope of something tangible after years of waiting and, find that such a survey is not really the stage I would have thought an organised Union would be at after years of fighting ferociously on our behalfBig Grin, I did fill it in verily and encourage all to do so too. I seem to remember that voter apathy resulted in a certain organisations assertion that on average, UK archaeologists are on 20k a year.Tiz important that someone somewhere gets a truer picture and that means variables so get on it! Tiz equally important that someone somewhere actually does something with the data afterwards though....Big Grin

..knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity..(imam ghazali,ayyuhal-walad)
Is it too late to do the questionnaire? There seems to be a problem with the link.
This might be a shout into an empty room now, but I did spend a few minutes of my time filling out the survey and I would be interested if anybody has had more luck than me in finding any results (or even a mention of) the survey. Couldn't even find a news article publicising the survey in/after October last year [?]

I maiali sono alimentati e aspettano per volare
Awe inspiring in their tenacity aint they?Big Grin

..knowledge without action is insanity and action without knowledge is vanity..(imam ghazali,ayyuhal-walad)
Just got some stuff about this with my magazine. I thought I might as well post a summary here.

They got 185 responses, statistically valid, including respondents from other branches of Prospect; EH, NT, Nat. Eng.

62% were male
28% of both sexes were 21 to 40
only 9% over 51

27% were not employed on any contractual basis
52% were 'permanent'

57.5% had less than ten years experience
15% had over 20 years
47.5% had postgrads
25% had less than 5 years experience

Mean salary: £18,787
Median salary: £18,012
Mode salary: £21,000

Only 4 people made over 30k
35% had no pension benefit
39% were entitled to over time
73% got sickpay
73% got annual leave of 20 to 25 days per annum

over three quarters thought their terms and conditions were fair within the industry
86% thought their t&c's were not comparable with other industries.

So there you go. All those salaries seem high to me, but I think thats just the respondents that they had. 21k as a mode seems like top end PO/bottom end PM.

On the upside: a 38% female profession! A better balance than most others I can think of.


Hmm its 36% female from the last 'profiling the profession'(p21)

is this a 'real' increase?

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