WAGE RATES: BATJIC 2018/19 RATES IN EFFECT FROM 25TH JUNE 2018
The BATJIC 2018/19 wage rates will come into effect from the end of June 2018. This year’s agreement is a one year deal that has agreed a 3.1% pay increase across the board.
As according to this agreement negotiated between the FMB and Unite the Union, the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) 2018/19 Working Rule Agreement takes effect as of Monday 25th June 2018.
For full details, an Information Sheet, the Prime Cost of Daywork Rates sheet and the full BATJIC Constitution and Working Rule Agreement 2018/19 are available to download on this page in the Information Sheets 2018-19 red panel.
WAGE RATES FOR 2018/19
The 2018/19 Agreement involves a 3.1% rise in all the various wage rates, including the rates for all apprentices and trainees, plus an additional 3.1% rise in all hourly skills rates.
- The Adult General Operatives’ rate increases by 29p per hr. to £9.52
- For skilled wage rates, S/NVQ2 increases by 32p per hour to £10.72 and
- S/NVQ3 increases by 37p per hour to £12.45
- All other rates, including young adult operatives, all apprentices and trainees, and all hourly skills rates will also rise by 3.1% this year
BATJIC holiday entitlement is 22 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.
Pensions auto-enrolment rules: Under provisions in Pensions Act 2011 employers are required to automatically enrol certain members of their workforce (eligible jobholders, who are aged between 22 and State Pension age, working in the UK and earning more than £833 per month) into a workplace pension scheme, unless the worker is already in a qualifying scheme.
The precise date at which an employer will be required to comply with the new provisions is known as the "staging date" and the requirement will be for the employer to automatically enroll all eligible employees into a qualifying pension scheme with both the employer and employee making at least the minimum specified contributions. Find the staging date for your firm here.
The minimum employer contribution prior to 6th April 2018 under pensions auto-enrolment rules is 2% of pensionable pay between £6,032 and £46,350. From 6th April 2019 this minimum employer contribution rises to 3%.
CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN PERIOD 2018-19
Under BATJIC Working Rule Agreement 4, seven of the 22 working days annual leave are attached to the Christmas holiday period, to be taken alongside the three public holidays. Holidays may be taken at times other than these by mutual agreement between the employer and employees. In Scotland the Christmas holiday period consists of four public holidays and six annual leave days.
BATJIC is recommending that the Christmas shutdown period 2018-19 commences at close on Friday 21st December 2018, with return to work on Monday 7th January 2019.
A VALUABLE FORUM
BATJIC is the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council. This partnership between the FMB and Unite provides a valuable forum which helps to maintain good industrial relations in the workplace.
WORKING RULE AGREEMENT
National Conditions of Employment and Wage Rates, which together form a Working Rule Agreement, are negotiated by BATJIC.
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