The following amendments to the Labour Rules Agreement have been submitted by the Joint Council of the Construction Sector and will come into force on Monday, June 24, 2019. Although they are voluntary, their use as a guide helps to create a level playing field in the construction industry. Given the need to attract new high-level entrants to the sector, apprentices` initial earnings will increase by 7% to $5.50 per hour. 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. The Joint Council of Construction (CIJC) Labour Rules Agreement is the largest agreement of its kind in the construction industry and includes more than 500,000 workers.
All 500,000 workers are subject to the minimum wage rates set out in the agreement and most are covered by the whole agreement, which includes, among other things, travel fares and fares. The Joint Council of the Construction Industry (ICJC) agreement, 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 UK as a whole. While work resumes on many construction sites, the overall impact on the construction industry remains variable in different regions of the country. As a result, the ICJC member associations representing the workers covered by the ICJC decided this week to extend the postponement of wage negotiations until September, when a new assessment is carried out. This decision has not been supported by the unions and we await their formal response. Parties to the CYOC`s labour rules agreement remain in regular contact to monitor progress, while the sector makes progress in an emergency to better understand the current impact on employers, workers and industry.