Have your say: Contribute to Working Rule Agreement negotiations

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement (WRA) is the largest of its kind in the industry.

Negotiations take place between employers and union representatives* to set acceptable terms and conditions for employers and workers. The agreement covers more than 500,000 workers – who have their minimum rates agreed through the negotiations, as well as daily fare and travel allowances, subsistence allowances, and sick pay.

The NAS represents shopfitting, fit-out and interior contractor employers – bringing their voice to the negotiations. The last WRA was a two-year agreement, which commenced in June 2018. Negotiations between employers and trade unions are due to start in April 2020 for a new agreement. The duration of the agreement will be set at the negotiations, but it is anticipated to be for one year only.

NAS Members can contribute at this early stage in the process by completing a short questionnaire, offering their insight into their understanding and use of the WRA, as well as their thoughts on the sector at this time.

This page will be updated during negotiations and when the final agreement is communicated.

In the meantime, the full Working Rule Agreement can be found in the Downloads section of our Members Area.