*UPDATED 14 SEPTEMBER 2020* In our news item below originally published on 15 June 2020, the NAS mentioned that a further assessment of the Working Rule Agreement would be undertaken in September by the CIJC. The CIJC, which the NAS sits on, has informed the unions that pay negotiations will not recommence this year while we await the true impact of Coronavirus. It is anticipated that negotiations will start again next year, and back dating claims is highly unlikely.
PUBLISHED 15 JUNE 2020:
The CIJC Working Rule Agreement, its pay and conditions, would normally have been reviewed at the end of June 2020. In April 2020, all parties to the Agreement agreed to postpone the start of any review discussions, given the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented effects this was having on employers, operatives and the industry across the UK.
Whilst work on many construction sites is restarting, the overall impact on the construction industry remains variable in different parts of the country. As a result, the member trade associations of the CIJC, representing employees covered by the CIJC, have decided this week to extend the postponement of pay negotiations until September, when a further assessment will be undertaken. This decision has not been supported by the trade unions and we await their formal response.
Parties to the CIJC Working Rule Agreement remain in regular contact to monitor progress as the industry moves forwards from the emergency to better understand any ongoing impact on employers and operatives. In the meantime, all rates and allowances as detailed in the CIJC Agreement dated 1 August 2018 will continue to apply.
The full Working Rule Agreement can be found in the Downloads section of our Members Area.