Unite has secured an almost 8% pay rise for around half a million workers.
Construction workers under the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) will receive a compound pay increase of 7.59% from 1 January 2024.
Trade bodies, including GMB Union, were led by Unite to negotiate a rise in Spring 2023.
The agreement also covers travel allowances and apprentices, and minimum and living wage workers.
The CIJC has issued an immediate pay rise of 6% for workers, followed by an additional 1.5% increase in January.
Rate changes include:
Basic rate (weekly, 39 hour contract):
- General operative: £438.75 (up from £406.38 in April 2023)
- Craft rate: £572.52 (up from 531.96 in April 2023)
- Year one apprentice: £257.40 (up from 239.07 in April 2023).
- Apprentice on completion with NVQ two: £572.52 (up from £531.96 in April 2023).
From 10 July 2023, the rise in daily allowances and fares include:
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Additionally, from 10 July 2023, industry sick pay in addition to SSP will be £154.02 per week, and £156.33 per week in January.
“This is an important deal that not only increases workers’ wages but also establishes a pathway for improved conditions for a huge number of construction workers,” said Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.
The CIJC has published new Promulgation document with the full list of pay and allowance increases.
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