I'd like 18 months of back-paid wages if it's true. And that pay increase will be VERY handy for University.
Still can't believe it though. If I weren’t so persistent, despite Personnel shrugging me off, I'd never get fair money. I wish staff and employers were more transparent about wages. All this pointless secrecy causes these problems. Lucky my new boss is on my side =) At last, a proper wage I can be proud of might finally be mine!