Construction Industry Joint Council says construction companies fail to offer pay rises.

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According to a government review of pay in the construction industry which shows that pay has been depressed by EU workers and lack of construction work from 2008 to 2011. This means relative pay cuts for construction workers who are having to travel further afield to find work this also increases travel costs therefore reducing hourly rates further.  Comments come as no shock to the average Joe on the street who already realise pay is falling in this industry.

These comments were made in parliament on 13.07.2010

That this House notes that the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) employers have failed to offer a pay rise this year; further notes that the 500,000 to 600,000 workers governed by the agreement have not received a pay increase since 2008; further notes that the failure to offer a pay rise means that the lowest paid general operatives rate for labourers is just 7.75 an hour and is now lower than the London Living Wage of 7.85 an hour; believes that employers are treating hard-working construction workers with contempt; calls on all construction contractors, particularly those operating in London and the South East and especially those operating on all Olympic-related projects, to ensure that all construction workers are paid a minimum rate of equivalent of the London Living Wage; and calls onCIJCemployers to return to the negotiating table and to offer a reasonable pay rise to all affected construction workers this year.