At its meeting on 15 November 2012 Council carefully considered the report of its working party and the responses to IfA’s consultation on some options for recommended minimum salaries for April 2013 to March 2014. Taking account of the range of viewpoints in the membership and a very wide variation in recommendations in the consultation responses, Council decided to accelerate its Strategic Plan commitment to a review of its strategic approach to encouraging increases in remuneration for archaeologists. This review will include inter alia consideration of approaches by other professional institutes and the potential legal constraints on its current and future courses of action. Pending the results of this review Council has decided to defer decisions both on its salary recommendations for 2013-14 and on the application of those recommendations using the mechanisms available to the Institute. The issues will be reconsidered by Council on 30 January 2013.
Council wishes to reaffirm that it will maintain a firm and clear commitment to addressing remuneration issues in the profession, and to working with other sector partners that have responsibilities in this area.
Jan Wills, Honorary Chair