All of the above elements were agreed in the 2018 salary and conditional negotiations. If you have any questions about the changes, please contact Gerry Lean, In charge of the Industry Construction Secretariat, for firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of the salary agreement, the staff travel subsidy will also be increased based on the percentage increase in wage rates, the duty-free allowance will increase in line with inflation and housing allowances will increase by 7.8% in 2018 to £40 per night. Accommodation assistance will increase further in 2019 in line with inflation. „This agreement is a big step in the right direction and will give construction workers a well-deserved pay raise,” said Jerry Swain, Unite`s National Existence Officer. Increases in allowances and other benefits underline the value of work under an employment contract and participation in collective agreements. The following amendments to the Working Rule Agreement have been provided by the Construction Industry Joint Council 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. „Over the next two years, we will work to further strengthen the agreement and ensure that it is brought into line with other agreements in all areas and that it is considered relevant on major projects. Construction workers must remain vigilant to ensure that employers actually pay the agreed wage rates. Too often, construction employers try to increase their profits by not paying the agreed increases. The CIJC is the largest agreement in the construction industry and mainly includes civil engineering workers, as well as commercial roles such as carpenters, masons and painters.
Around 400,000 construction workers, who work under the CIJC construction Industry agreement, will benefit from a two-year wage contract from Monday 25 June 2018. As part of the collective agreement concluded by the unite and GMB unions, employees will receive a wage increase of 3.2% from 25 June 2018. This will raise the minimum hourly rates for craftsmen such as carpenters, masons and painters to £12.31 per hour and improve the minimum wage for workers to £9.26 per hour. Payment will increase by another 2.9% from Monday, June 24, 2019. And later in the year, the benefit for death in service will increase from £32,500 to £40,000, which will double to £80,000 if death occurs either at work or on the way to or from work.