500,000 Construction Workers due Pay Increase

Construction union Ucatt has implored workers to check they have received their legally entitled pay rise which came into effect this week (Monday 7 January).

Workers whom are covered by the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) will see an increase of 2%. Under the agreement minimum pay rate is £8.03 for a general operative and £10.67 for a craft worker.

The CIJC is the largest industrial agreement in the construction industry with about 500,000 workers covered by the agreement.

Ucatt General Secretary Steve Murphy said: “Construction workers undertake physical demanding highly skilled jobs, it is essential that all companies covered by the CIJC pay the agreed increase.”

Mr. Murphy went on to say: “Ucatt will pursue any company that denies our members a pay increase that they are legally entitled to. If a company tries to avoid paying the correct rate, then they will be named and shamed. Employers must realise that they can’t grow rich by denying workers fair pay.”

Travel and subsistence allowances for construction workers covered by the CIJC increased from Monday 2 July 2012.

Recipro sourced this article from Construction News.

 

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