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Document What is meant by Mark Time or Marking Time?

If you are being moved down a pay band through no fault of your own your pay would normally reduce however if your employer freezes your salary at the higher band for a period, this period is known as marking time.
 
Your mark time salary is the salary which you receive immediately prior to the change in pay banding. No increments or pay awards will be paid in addition to the mark time salary during the freeze period. At the end of the mark time protection period the salary of the new post will apply which will be the top of the new pay scale.
 
You can apply for Pay Protection both at the start and end of the mark time period.
 

For further information, please see the Membership, contributions and pay section of our website.

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