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Parties to the ICJC Labour Rules Agreement are in regular contact to monitor industry progress after the emergency to better understand the ongoing impact on employers, operations and industry. In the meantime, all tariffs and certificates set out in the CIJC Agreement of August 1, 2018 will continue to apply. Civil Engineering Procedure, 7th Edition, published by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), defines a Working Rules Agreement (WRA) as follows: Given the need to attract high-level newcomers to the industry, apprentices` starting wages will increase by 7% to £5.50 per hour. The following amendments to the Working Rules Agreement have been provided by the Joint Construction Industry Council and will enter into force on Monday, June 24, 2019. Although these are voluntary, their use as a guide helps to create a level playing field in the construction industry. Construction Industry Publications has published the latest agreement on the working rules of the Joint Council of the Construction Industry (CIJC) and the accompanying guide to the agreement on working rules. The ICJC`s agreement on working rules is the largest of its kind in the industry. Negotiations take place between employers and trade union representatives (from Unite and GMB). These books describe all the trades in the industry and include the latest changes to the CIJC. This includes the 2018 wage enactment, in which the wages of around 200,000 British construction workers will rise. The Joint Construction Industry Council (JC) Labour Rules Agreement is the largest such agreement in the construction industry, covering more than 500,000 workers.

The 500,000 workers are subject to the minimum wage rates set out in the agreement, and most fall under the entire agreement, which includes, among other things, travel expenses and fares. Such agreements can help avoid labour disputes and simplify the process of negotiating terms between a very large number of different employers and employees. In addition, expenses such as travel and accommodation expenses paid to employees under a WRA are not considered income for tax purposes. The agreement on the working rules of the Joint Council of the Construction Industry (CIJC), its payment and its 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 review negotiations in light of the Covid-19 emergency and the unprecedented impact on employers, operations, industry and across the UK. Although work is resuming on many construction sites, the overall impact on the construction industry remains different in different parts of the country. As a result, CIJC affiliates representing workers covered by the ICJC decided this week to extend the postponement of wage negotiations until September, when a more thorough assessment will be made. .