Jib Wage Agreement 2021

The plans of the trucks are centered on the collapse of decades of distinction between mechanical workers and electrical workers and contractors. The move could have a huge impact on thousands of workers and change the shape of the M&D sector, which represents around 4,000 companies that generate £9 billion a year. At a meeting held on 15 September, the Court informed the Union that, in the current climate, employers could not envisage further increases in labour costs in 2021 and that, therefore, the Court was not in a position to agree on increases in JIB salaries and allowances for 2021, with the exception of accommodation assistance. Unite did not agree with this position. Unite argues that the contractors` discourse on M&D reform is a wall of fog for their true intention to cut wages. The contractors vehemently dispute this and claim that the wage level of workers under BESNA is guaranteed. However, the union is concerned about the companies` determination to impose wage and conditional proposals without their agreement. BBES` John Moore proposes that the union partly launch a storm, fearing it will lose its influence – Unite is in the process of putting in place, with the ECA, the JIB agreement for electricians. . . .



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