Working Rule Agreement 2021

The launch of the website is part of efforts to modernise the agreement and provide free access to the agreement to employers, employers` organisations, people working in the sector and trade unions working in the sector. THE EMPLOYERS` GROUP of the Joint Construction Industry Council (CIJC) today launched a new website for its working arrangements. The ICJC website is launched in collaboration with Construction Industry Publications Limited. It provides guidance on working and employment conditions, including current national minimum wage rates for civil engineering workers. Steve Smith, Secretary of the Employers` Group, said: “We hope this website will provide employers and employees with up-to-date information about the agreement. Over the past 18 months, we have seen the importance of being able to quickly update all the people covered by the agreement, as the industry has strived to maintain a safe and productive working environment in some very difficult times. The website will allow us to respond in a much more agile way to the needs of the industry in the future. **The original promulgation was published on May 24, 2019. However, the fare and travel scale had been miscalculated and this promulgation replaced it with the correct figures. No adjustments should be made for workers already paid under the old tariffs, but the new correct scales included in this promulgation should be applied as soon as possible.** All of the above were agreed in the 2018 collective bargaining. If you have any questions about the changes, please contact Gerry Lean, Employer Secretary of the Joint Construction Industry Council, The following amendments to the Working Rules Agreement have been provided by the Joint Construction Industry Council and will enter into force on Monday, June 24, 2019. Although these are voluntary, their use as a guide helps to create a level playing field in the construction industry.

WR.21.1 The death benefit is £40,000 and doubles to £80,000 if the death occurs at work or on the way to work. Such an advantage is usually granted by the B&CE Group. Employers should note that if a trainee is in the second or final year of training and is between the ages of 21 and 24, the national minimum wage must apply. For apprentices aged 25 and over and in the second or final year of training, the national minimum wage must apply. These are enforceable by HMRC. The full agreement on the working rules can be found in the download area of our members area. From Monday 24 June 2019, the following basic wage rates and allowances will apply: Currently, the national minimum wage for a person aged 21 to 24 is £7.70 per hour and the national living wage for a person aged 25 and over is currently £8.21 per hour. These will increase from 1 April 2020. Alasdair Reisner, Managing Director of CECA, said: “The Civil Engineering Contractors Association welcomes the launch of the CIJC website. Access to the agreement on working rules and the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice are welcomed by our member companies. Industrial sickness benefit in addition to the SSP, £135 per week.