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WAGE RATES: BATJIC 2020/21 RATES IN EFFECT FROM 22 JUNE 2020

 

The BATJIC 2020/21 wage rates came into effect from the end of June 2020. This year’s agreement is a one-year deal that has agreed a 3% wage rate increase across the board, and a 1.8% increase for daily fare and lodging allowance in line with January 2020’s figure for the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

As according to this agreement negotiated between the FMB and Unite the Union, the Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) 2020/21 Working Rule Agreement takes effect as of Monday 22 June 2020.

For full details, an Information Sheet, the Prime Cost of Daywork Rates sheet and the full BATJIC Constitution and Working Rule Agreement 2020/21 are available to download on this page in the Information Sheets 2020-21 red panel.

 

WAGE RATES FOR 2020 /21

 

The 2020/21 Agreement involves a 3% rise in all the various wage rates, including the rates for all apprentices and trainees, plus an additional 3% rise in all hourly skills rates.

  • The Adult General Operatives’ rate increases by 29p per hr. to £10.07
  • For skilled wage rates, S/NVQ2 increases by 33p per hour to £11.35 and
  • S/NVQ3 increases by 38p per hour to £13.17
  • All other rates, including young adult operatives, all apprentices and trainees, and all hourly skills rates will also rise by 3% this year

 

HOLIDAYS

 

BATJIC holiday entitlement is 22 days holiday plus all bank and public holidays. Holiday pay for all, usually 30, days is to be calculated as the normal earnings level, including all PAYE earnings, in accordance with, and as defined by, the Working Time Regulations 1998.

As of April 2020, there is a new law regarding the reference period for calculating holiday pay where a worker has variable pay or hours. Click here for more information.

 

PENSIONS

 

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 under pensions auto-enrolment rules is 3% of pensionable pay between £6,032 and £46,350.

 

BATJIC PENSION SCHEME

 

The BATJIC pension scheme was wound up in 2012, and is now managed by Phoenix Life Limited. If you have any enquirers about a BATJIC Penson then please call need call Phoenix Life Limited on 0345 075 0755 or write to them at PO Box 1243, Peterborough. PE2 2LD.

 

CHRISTMAS SHUTDOWN PERIOD 2020-21

 

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 2020-21 commences at close on Thursday 24 December 2020, with return to work on Thursday 7 January 2020.

 


Previous Years

 

WAGE RATES: BATJIC 2019/20 RATES IN EFFECT FROM 24TH JUNE 2019


The BATJIC 2019/20 wage rates will come into effect from the end of June 2019. This year’s agreement is a one-year deal that has agreed a 2.75% 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) 2019/20 Working Rule Agreement takes effect as of Monday 24th June 2019.

For full details, an Information Sheet, the Prime Cost of Daywork Rates sheet and the full BATJIC Constitution and Working Rule Agreement 2019/20 are available to download on this page in the Information Sheets 2019-20 red panel. 

 

Wage rates for 2019/20

 

The 2019/20 Agreement involves a 2.75% rise in all the various wage rates, including the rates for all apprentices and trainees, plus an additional 2.75% rise in all hourly skills rates.

  • The Adult General Operatives’ rate increases by 26p per hr. to £9.78
  • For skilled wage rates, S/NVQ2 increases by 30p per hour to £11.02 and
  • S/NVQ3 increases by 34p per hour to £12.79
  • All other rates, including young adult operatives, all apprentices and trainees, and all hourly skills rates will also rise by 2.75% this year


Holidays

 

BATJIC holiday entitlement is 22 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays.


Pensions

 

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 under pensions auto-enrolment rules is 3% of pensionable pay between £6,032 and £46,350.


BATJIC Pension Scheme

 

The BATJIC pension scheme was wound up in 2012, and is now managed by Phoenix Life Limited. If you have any enquirers about a BATJIC Penson then please call need call Phoenix Life Limited on 0345 075 0755 or write to them at PO Box 1243, Peterborough. PE2 2LD.


Christmas shutdown period 2019-20

 

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 2019-20 commences at close on Tuesday 24th December 2019, with return to work on Friday 3rd January 2020.

 


 

ABOUT BATJIC

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.

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National Conditions of Employment and Wage Rates, which together form a Working Rule Agreement, are negotiated by BATJIC.


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