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HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR WAGES?

 29th Jul 2016

CONSTRUCTION WORKERS ARE BEING ADVISED TO CHECK THEIR PAY PACKETS THIS WEEK TO ENSURE THAT THEIR EMPLOYERS HAVE REMEMBERED THE LATEST PAY INCREASE.

Pay rates for workers covered by the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) agreement increased by 2.5% from Monday 25th July 2016. There is a further 2.75% rise to come next year under the agreement.

CIJC is the largest private sector collective pay agreement in the British construction industry, covering pay and conditions for around half a million construction workers.

Brian Rye, acting general secretary of construction union Ucatt, said: “Workers need to check carefully if their employer has honoured the pay increase. Too often in our industry employers only follow the rules that suit them. If a worker believes that they are entitled to a pay rise and have not received the correct increase they should contact Ucatt for advice and assistance.”

General operatives/labourers should now be on a minimum of £8.73 per hour and craft workers a minimum of £11.61 per hour. Workers will receive an extra day’s holiday from 1st January 2017, which is worth an additional 0.4%. The taking of holidays has also been made more flexible and travel allowances have been reconfigured rom 1st August.

Certain trades, including telehandler drivers, forklift drivers, concrete operatives, slinger/signallers and banksmen, have got an additional pay increase above the basic 2.5%.

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