Construction Industry Publications has published an updated version of the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) working rule agreement, which incorporates the changes implemented by the CIJC earlier this year. These include a two per cent increase in all basic pay rates and new rules designed to prevent blacklisting and the use of rolled-up holiday pay.

The working rule agreement is made between employer representatives and the trade unions within the construction industry and sets out the agreed pay rates across the various apprentice and craft levels as well as holiday entitlement and employee benefits. It also covers other issues such as working hours and health, safety and welfare.

The updated working rule agreement was published on 1 May 2013 and is available from Construction Industry Publications at a cost of £5.00 + VAT for a hard copy or for £50.00 + VAT as a PDF on CD.