Construction Industry Joint Council: Working Rule Agreement

Construction Industry Joint Council: Working Rule Agreement

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The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement covers over 500,000 workers.  It is the largest industrial agreement within the construction industry.

Most of the 500,000 workers are covered by the whole agreement and travel and fare rates.  All 500,000 workers are covered by the minimum pay rates.

The full CIJC which cam into effect on 1st August 2017 can be accessed here: CIJC Agreement from 1st August 2016

Latest pay deal: July 2016 - June 2017

Unions led by UCATT have agreed a new pay deal for workers covered by the CIJC.

Pay rates will increase by 2.5% from Monday 25th July 2016, with a further 2.75% pay increase from Monday 26th June 2017.

Travel and fare allowance will also increase by 2.5% from August 1st 2016 and 2.75% in 26th June 2017.

The subsistence (lodging) allowance has increased to £36 per night from 25th July 2016.

Industry sick pay will increase to £118.00 per week from July 25th 2016.

The allowance for the loss or damage to stored tools is a maximum of £750.

The full promulgation including new travel rates can be downloaded: CIJC Pay Promulgation

Current pay rates (valid from 25th July 2016): 

 

Per hour

Per week (39 hours)

Guaranteed minimum weekly earnings

Craft Rate       

£11.61

 £452.79

 Skill Rate 1

 £11.06

 £431.34

 Skill Rate 2

 £10.65

 £415.35

 Skill Rate 3

 £9.96

 £388.44

 Skill Rate 4

 £9.41

 £366.99

General Operative

£8.73

 £340.47

Payments for the skilled rates 1-4 lie in between the craft and operative rate.

 

Apprentice rates

 Per hour

 Per week (39 hours)

Guaranteed minimum weekly earnings

Year 1 of training

 £5.00

 £195.00

Year 2 of training

 £6.23

 £242.97

Year 3 without NVQ 2

 £7.28

 £283.92

Year 3 with NVQ 2

 £9.27

 £361.53

Year 3 with NVQ 3

 £11.61

 £452.79

On completion of NVQ 2

 £11.61

 £452.79

For apprentices aged 19 and over that have completed their first year, the respective NMW applies. These rates are an absolute minimum, anyone not being paid at least this rate should contact the local UCATT office immediately.

 

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