Construction Industry Publications has published the latest Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement and accompanying Working Rule Agreement Guide. The CIJC Working Rule Agreement is the largest of its kind in the industry. Negotiations take place between employers and union representatives (from Unite and GMB). These books detail each craft within the industry and incorporate the latest changes from the CIJC. They also include the 2018 Pay Promulgation, which will see the pay packets of around 200,000 UK construction workers rise.
CIJC Employers will provide a groundbreaking two-year pay and conditions settlement. Effective from 25th June, basic pay rates will increase by 3.2% with a further 2.9% increase in June 2019. Additionally, Industry Sick Pay (ISP) will increase by 6.1% with the duration of payment extended from 10 to 13 weeks. Nightly lodging allowance will also increase by 7.8% to £40 per night. And, later in the year, death in service benefit will increase from £32,500 to £40,000, this will double to £80,000, if death occurs either at work or travelling to or from work.
Mindful of the need to attract high calibre new entrants into the industry the starting pay for apprentices will increase by 7% to £5.50 per hour.
The Working Rule Agreement is available in a book and PDF format with an accompanying updated guide for purchase from Construction Industry Publications.