Working Rule Agreement Pink Book

7 Recent background Until the late 1990s, the British construction industry was based on two separate but similar agreements. For the construction sector, there was the National Joint Council for the Building Industry (NJCBI) and for civil engineering there was the Civil Engineering Construction Conciliation Board for Great Britain (CECCB). The new Agreement on the Joint Council of the Construction Industry (JCC) was concluded on January 1, 1998 and provided the industry with a current and streamlined agreement that effectively replaced the two outdated agreements. It should be noted that the CIJC agreement does not automatically replace one of the two old agreements and that employers wishing to take advantage of the new agreement must make new declarations to their workforce on the most important employment conditions, which are effectively in contact with employment and which are available in the pad form of Construction Industry Publications (CIP). It is not necessary for an employer to be a member of a trade association to use the CIJC agreement. It is open to all employers in the construction industry. However, some employers have chosen to use only elements of the agreement, known as cherry picking. Often, these employers do not make written statements to their employees about the most important conditions of employment that constitute a legal requirement. In this case, the employer may unknowingly find that the entire agreement has been incorporated into the employment contracts of its workers and that, therefore, the employer is bound by all the provisions of the agreement. It is therefore essential that all employers ensure that they have given their workers up-to-date written statements on the most important conditions of employment. 5 5 Introduction This brochure was developed to guide employers who have decided to include the provisions of the CIJC labour regulatory agreement in their employees` employment contracts. It must help answer many of the questions frequently asked by employers about the interpretation of the various clauses and best practices.

This brochure is not part of the agreement itself and, although there is no conflict between the consultation in this brochure and the agreement, the provisions of the collective agreement themselves must prevail. What is a collective agreement? A collective agreement is only a series of terms of employment negotiated between employer representatives and unions. Across the UK and Europe, there are a large number of collective agreements and the CIJC agreement is considered the main agreement for the UK construction industry. The parties to the agreement for employers are: Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Home Builders Federation (HBF) National Access – Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) National Association of Shop fitters (NAS) National Federation of Build National Federation of Roof Unternehmer (NFRC) Painting – Decorating Association (PDA) Scottish Building Federation (SBF) UK Contractors Group UK Contractors Group (UKCG) , in 1998, the working time provisions provided for strict restrictions on the hours a night worker could actually work. As a guide, the maximum number or hours in a week should not exceed 48. If the work involves particular risks or severe physical or psychological constraints, the night worker may not work more than 8 hours over a 24-hour period during which the night worker works at night. Individuals cannot get rid of these restrictions, but it is possible to opt out through a collective agreement and, in 2013, employers negotiated such an optout, which is included in a new WR.29 page 35.

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