Unions led by UCATT have agreed a new pay deal for workers covered by the CIJC.
Pay rates will increase by 3% from 30th June 2014, with a further 3% pay increase from 29th June 2015.
Travel and fare allowance will also increase from 29th June 2015. The non-taxed fare allowance is calculated on inflation rate ending in March 2015. The taxed travel allowance will increase by 3%.
The subsistence (lodging) allowance has increased to £35.32 a night from 29th June 2015.
Industry sick pay has incrased to £115.00 per week from June 29th 2015.
The allowance for the loss or damage to stored tools will increase to a maximum of £750 from June 30th 2014.
Steve Murphy, General Secretary of UCATT, said: ““This is the best offer which could be achieved through long and arduous negotiations. This is an improvement on previous offers from the employer’s side. However, even with the increase in pay these rates do not reflect the hard work, skills and dedication of construction workers.”
Payments for the skilled rates 1-4 lie in between the craft and operative rate.
Per week (39 hours)
Guaranteed minimum weekly earnings
Year 1 of training
Year 2 of training
Year 3 without NVQ 2
Year 3 with NVQ 2
Year 3 with NVQ 3
On completion of NVQ 2
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.
Travel, fare, lodging and other allowances
Workers employed under the CIJC may be entitled to claim for travel, fare and other alowances such subsistence and for loss of tools.
The current industry sick pay rate is £115.00. Please read the section in the main agreement covering the rules on industry sick pay.
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