Construction Industry Publications has published the joint council`s latest Joint Council (ICJC) and accompanying Labour Rules Guide. The CIJC Working Rule Agreement is the largest of its kind in the industry. Negotiations are taking place between employers and union representatives (Unite and GMB). These books describe all trades in the industry and contain the latest changes to the ICJC. These include the enactment of wages in 2018, where the wage packages of around 200,000 British construction workers will increase. CIJC Employers will offer a revolutionary two-year compensation and packaging system. Basic rates of pay will increase by 3.2% from 25 June and by 2.9% in June 2019. In addition, industry sickness benefits (ISPs) will increase by 6.1%, with the duration of payment increasing from 10 to 13 weeks. The overnight allowance is also increased by 7.8% to USD 40 per night. And later in the year, the service death benefit will increase from $32,500 to $40,000, doubling to $80,000 if death occurs either at work or on a trip to work or work. In addition, industry sickness benefits (ISPs) will increase by 6.1%, with the duration of payment increasing from 10 to 13 weeks.
Overnight assistance is also increased by 7.8% to $40 per night. And later in the year, the service`s money will increase from $32,500 to $40,000 and double to $80,000 if death occurs either at work, at work, or on a trip to work or work. Currently, the national minimum wage for people aged 21 to 24 is $7.70 per hour and the national minimum wage for those aged 25 and over is currently $8.21 per hour. These will be increased from 1 April 2020. There is an urgent need to review the CIJC agreement for the modern workplace – and unions want to work constructively with employers to achieve this goal. The RAD will consult with its members with a firm recommendation to be adopted. Moreover, the ACCORD, through the CIJC labour rule, is far from being the agreement of choice for the entire construction industry, well below the terms of other construction contracts such as naeci and JIB. The three unions warned employers that the agreement would have to be reviewed in depth to bring it into the 21st century, that it would eat on the vine and that it would be useful in a future innovative construction industry.
As of Monday, June 24, 2019, basic wages and allowances are as follows: after lengthy negotiations, the construction unions (GMB, UCATT and Unite) have secured an improved two-year contract for workers covered by the Agreement of the Constri Industry Jointction Council (CIJC). The agreement of the Joint Council of the Construction Industry (ICJC), its remuneration and conditions would normally have been reviewed at the end of June 2020. In April 2020, all parties agreed to postpone the opening of possible review talks due to the emergency situation of Covid 19 and the unprecedented impact this has had on employers, workers, industry and the United Kingdom as a whole.