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CIJC Confirms Increased Pay Rates

26 May 2017

CIJC Confirms Increased Pay Rates

In 2016, construction employers and unions have reached agreement on a two year pay and conditions deal for workers covered by the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement.

The second year of this settlement is a 2.75% increase in basic pay rates effective from Monday 26 June 2017.

Classification Basic Pay (pence per hour) Weekly rates (based on 39 hours) £
General Operative (897) 349.83
Skill Rate 4 (967) 377.13
Skill Rate 3 (1024) 399.36
Skill Rate 2 (1094) 426.66
Skill Rate 1 (1136) 443.04
Craft Rate (1193) 465.27

 

These rates are agreed and promulgated on the basis that any increase shall not be reduced by any adjustment in existing contractual bonus schemes. 

Apprentice Rates 

Stage of Training Basic Pay (pence per hour) Weekly rates (based on 39 hours) £
Year 1 (514) 200.46
Year 2 (640) 249.60
Year 3 without NVQ 2 (748) 291.72
Year 3 with NVQ 2 (953) 371.67
Year 3 with NVQ 3 (1193) 465.27
On completion with NVQ 2 (1193) 465.27

 

Apprentices and the National Minimum and Living Wage

Employers should note that if an apprentice is in the second or final year of training and aged between 21 and 24 then the National Minimum Wage must apply. For apprentices aged 25 and over in the second or final year of training the National Living Wage must apply. These are enforceable by HMRC.

Currently the National Minimum Wage for someone aged 21 to 24 is £7.05 per hour and will increase from 1 April 2018.

The National Living Wage for someone aged 25 and over is currently £7.50 per hour and will increase from 1 April 2018. 

Storage of Tools 

Employers’ maximum liability is £750 per annum. 

Subsistence Allowance 

£37.12 per night 

Sick Pay 

Industry sick pay £122.50 per week 

Benefit Schemes 

Death benefit is £32,500 and doubled to £65,000 if death occurs either at work or travelling to or from work. Such benefit is normally provided through B&CE Group. 

Daily Fare and Travel Allowances 

Miles Travel (Taxed) Fare (Not Taxed) Miles Travel (Taxed) Fare (Not Taxed)
9 1.05 4.43 30 5.15 11.42
10 1.24 4.79 31 5.34 11.71
11 1.44 5.16 32 5.54 12.00
12 1.63 5.52 33 5.73 12.29
13 1.83 5.88 34 5.93 12.43
14 2.02 6.24 35 6.12 12.87
15 2.22 6.60 36 6.32 13.16
16 2.41 6.96 37 6.51 13.44
17 2.61 7.32 38 6.71 13.73
18 2.81 7.68 39 6.90 14.02
19 3.00 8.04 40 7.10 14.31
20 3.20 8.35 41 7.30 14.60
21 3.39 8.66 42 7.49 14.89
22 3.59 8.97 43 7.69 15.18
23 3.78 9.28 44 7.88 15.47
24 3.98 9.59 45 8.08 15.75
25 4.17 9.90 46 8.27 16.04
26 4.37 10.21 47 8.47 16.33
27 4.56 10.52 48 8.66 16.62
28 4.76 10.83 49 8.86 16.91
29 4.95 11.13 50 9.05 17.20

 

Having due regard for health and safety an operative may be required to travel distances beyond the published scale. In which case payment for each additional mile should be made based on the difference between the rate for the 49th and 50th mile.