Pay deal sees plumbers get £15-an-hour

Grant Prior 2 months ago
Share

Plumbers will get pay rises over the next three years worth 8.4% in total.

The deal for workers employed under the Joint Industry Board (JIB) plumbing national agreement follows lengthy negotiations between Unite and employers.

It will see advanced plumbers receive £15.05 an hour from January 2018.

Workers will also receive two days additional holiday, increases in allowances which match increases in basic pay and a 20% increase in sick pay.

Unite national officer for construction John Allott, said: “This is an excellent deal for plumbers and is well above the average pay awards that workers are receiving across all sectors.

“In addition to the increase in basic rates, workers will also receive a total of 32 days holiday a year and substantial increases in all allowances.

“This multi-year pay deal provides certainty for both workers and employers going forward and should be used as a model for other agreements and negotiations.

“Crucially it maintains the integrity of the national agreement and it will greatly assist in increasing the recruitment and retention of highly skilled plumbers.”

 

Breakdown of the Plumbing JIB deal

Monday 1st January 2.5% on all hourly rates, an additional one days holiday, a 20% increase in industry sick pay, a 2.5% increase to all allowances.

From January 2019, a 2.75% on all hourly rates, and a 2.75% increase on all allowances.

From January 2020 a 3% increase on all hourly rates, a 3% increase on all allowances and an additional day’s holiday.

Latest news

Interserve likely to breach banking covenants

Interserve in talks with banks as rising cost of exiting energy from waste prompts another profit warning
14 hours ago

Aarsleff MD exits in management shake-up

Danish parent company to refocus UK business
10 hours ago

Betting Spy: West Ham can shock Spurs in the cup

Price is too big on visitors who could face a Tottenham second string
17 mins ago

Lagan on the hunt for new North West suppliers

Open day next week to highlight work opportunities: Register now
5 hours ago

Hinkley chief buyer joins Murphy

Laing O'Rourke procurement head Ian Holcroft joins rival contractor
1 day ago

Marshalls expands in drainage market with CPM acquisition

Building products giant buys concrete pipe specialist for £38m
14 hours ago

Lovell poaches Quintain director for London MD role

Ben Giddens joins as London regional managing director
22 hours ago

Amey highways drivers wear anti-dozing collars

Contractor trials range of wearable technology to make workplaces safer
14 hours ago

Skanska schools director joins Wates

Martin Kramer joins Wates as Home Counties pre-construction director
1 day ago

Clugston to start £13m Leeds College of Building job

Phase 2 of Hunslet Campus in Leeds gets underway
21 hours ago

Architect trio advance £200m Gateshead Quay plan

Plan for conference and exhibition centre to be submitted by the end of next year
1 day ago

O’Rourke firms fined £3.8m after concrete factory death

Court hears how worker was crushed by 11 tonne concrete panel

Lendlease profit rebounds despite Scottish problems

UK construction business returns to strong profit
2 days ago

McAlpine to start HMRC office at Cardiff central square

Work to start on fourth major office build at £400m city centre regen scheme
2 days ago

Prime Minister summons house builders to strategy meeting

Theresa May looks to boost construction levels
2 days ago

Muse leads £75m Dartford town regen scheme

Work to start in spring 2019 on Westgate mixed-use scheme
2 days ago

BAM submits £32m Jedburgh campus plan

Work to start in spring on borders all-through school campus
2 days ago

Trio picked for Midlands multi-storey parking plan

Bourne Parking, Blackwells and Dawnus in line for multi-storey park and ride programme
2 days ago

Multiplex staff let go as sites run down

Site office teams broken up as schemes nearing completion
3 days ago

Bouygues set for £300m Cavendish physics lab

Cambridge University awards first contract under new framework
3 days ago

Murphy to install 60km underground power cable

Contractor to smash UK record for horizontal drilling
3 days ago

McMullen lands £11m cladding package from O’Rourke

Specialist to start on site in April at Liverpool cancer hospital
3 days ago

Bellway delivers 11% rise in home completions

Bellway plans to open new division in the north as demand surges
3 days ago

Mace seeks to boost transport consultancy

Mace makes two senior appointments to drive airport and highways work
3 days ago

Lidl to build its largest UK warehouse in Peterborough

New £80m warehouse is discount giant's 6th to be announced this year
3 days ago

Concrete problems hit Hinkley Point tunnels

Material needs to be replaced after failing quality checks at nuclear plant
4 days ago

Interserve lenders call in advisers amid cash crunch fears

Interserve says work underway to give greater clarity on current trading and provisions
4 days ago

Balfour/Mott seals £115m area 10 road upkeep extension

Highways England opts to extend Area 10 assets support contract
3 days ago

Morgan Sindall nets £16m fisheries HQ

Existing Cefas buildings in Lowestoft will be refurbished before new office is built
4 days ago

Construction growth to stagnate next year

Construction faces recession if promised infrastructure spend delayed
4 days ago

Contractor services