The wage agreement concluded by the Unite unions and the GMB provides that employees will receive a 3.2% pay increase from 25 June 2018. This brings the hourly minimum rates of craftsmen such as carpenters, masons and painters to $12.31 per hour, and the minimum wage for workers to $9.26 per hour. Wages will increase by another 2.9% from Monday 24 June 2019. Jerry Swain, National Officer for Construction at Unite, said: “This agreement is a big step in the right direction and will result in a well-deserved pay increase for employee construction. The increase in allowances and other benefits underlines the value of work under an employment contract and participation in collective agreements. WR.21.1 The death benefit will be $40,000 and will double to $80,000 if death occurs either at work or on a trip to work or work. This benefit is generally provided through the B-CE group. The ladder is as good for the go as for the round trip. Therefore, someone who travels 50 miles from the place under this scale will receive $17.63 for a 100-mile circuit.
($0.1763 per mile) From Monday 24 June 2019, the following basic salaries and allowances will apply: Ross Murdoch, SAR National Delegate, added: “Given the current climate in the construction industry and the general economic climate, this agreement is both a recognition of a strong and highly qualified workforce and a sign of a real commitment to maintaining a useful national industrial agreement. Industry sickness benefits, paid in addition to statutory sickness benefits, will increase by 6.1% to $130 per week. She is paid for 13 weeks compared to the 10 weeks for which she is currently paid. The industry death allowance, which applies when a worker is delegated to work or travel, increases from $32,000 to $40,000. The CIJC is the largest agreement in the construction industry and consists mainly of collaborators in construction and civil engineering as well as commercial functions such as carpenters, masons and painters. Such agreements can help avoid labour disputes and facilitate the negotiation process between a very large number of different employers and workers. In addition, expenses such as travel and accommodation paid to workers under an EEA are not accounted for as tax revenue. The agreed wage agreement also provides for an increase in the workers` allowance based on the percentage increase in rates of pay, the increase in non-taxable transportation costs in line with inflation and the increase in accommodation allowances by 7.8% to reach $40 per night in 2018. Accommodation allowance will increase in 2019 in line with inflation.