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pay rise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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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 risePro-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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