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pay rise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Wages
pay riseˈpay rise British English, pay raise American English noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 BEWan increase in the amount of money you are paid for doing your job 🔊 Some company directors have awarded themselves huge pay rises. 🔊 a 4% pay raise
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pay rise• Pro-active means giving your employees a pay rise before the unions demand it.• If the Government wanted to give teachers more, then why didn't it simply give them a pay rise?• Chairman Stanley Metcalfe also saw his pay rise by 17.4 percent to £142,000.• Directors gave themselves an average five percent pay rise in the past year, according to a survey yesterday.• Nurses lodge 10 Nurses are on a collision course with the Government after lodging a claim for a ten percent pay rise.• And who wants spotty people deciding anyone's pay rise?• Funding the pay rise will be more difficult and we fear that hard-pressed services will suffer further.
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