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Skills shortages affecting quality of workmanship

21 August 2016 - Construction wages, Skills shortages - admin - Comments Off on Skills shortages affecting quality of workmanship

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A new report released by Scape group has highlighted concerns over the skills shortages in the construction industry particularly targeting tradesmen and apprentices as particular areas of concern with one in ten contractors and suppliers saying skills shortages is critically impacting budgets, according to  Scape’s new ‘Sustainability in the Supply Chain’ report. The negative impact […]

Bricklayers earning over £1000 a week over brexit fears

23 May 2016 - Construction wages - admin - 1 Comment

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Bricklayers are taking home up to £1,000 a week as building firms compete for workers to keep UK infrastructure and housebuilding projects on track, according to a survey of construction recruitment firms by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC). More than six in ten recruitment agencies (63 per cent) say that demand for temporary construction […]

UK’s largest construction client gives green light to “Living Wage”

19 May 2016 - Construction wages - admin - Comments Off on UK’s largest construction client gives green light to “Living Wage”

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Construction union UCATT have described the decision of Land Securities, the UK’s largest construction client, to require all of their construction projects to pay the Living Wage as a “game changer” in the fight against poverty pay in construction. Land Securities have inserted strict clauses in all of their tenders that have been issued since […]

UCATT wins construction pay holiday dispute

26 April 2016 - Construction wages - admin - Comments Off on UCATT wins construction pay holiday dispute

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Construction union UCATT has won a significant victory at an employment tribunal in Dudley, in the West Midlands, where 56 members working for Dudley Council successfully secured the right to be paid holiday pay at the level of pay they usually earned – and not just at their contractual pay level. The workers worked extra […]

Salaries soaring for tradesmen as lack of skills hits home

25 April 2016 - Construction wages - admin - Comments Off on Salaries soaring for tradesmen as lack of skills hits home

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The skills gap is making it harder for building firms to find the right type of skills from their workers with many companies complaining about the lack of quality tradesmen with salaries for building firms are soaring as a result of the growing skills shortage, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on […]

UCATT, UNITE and GMB slam 3.5% pay rise

13 March 2016 - Construction wages, Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on UCATT, UNITE and GMB slam 3.5% pay rise

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Unions representing workers employed under the largest collective agreement in the construction industry have described the employer’s paltry pay offer as “insulting”. Pay talks for the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) which covers the pay and conditions of around 500,000 construction workers, were held on Wednesday 9th March. The unions involved UCATT, Unite and the […]

Construction workers face losing thousands in tax change

26 November 2015 - Construction wages, Umbrella compaines - admin - Comments Off on Construction workers face losing thousands in tax change

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Hidden in the details of the chancellors autumn statement is a serious blow for construction workers using umbrella companies with a sharp reduction in take home pay.As stated in the 154 page document is the decision to ban workers employed via umbrella companies from receiving tax relief on their expenses. The document says: “As confirmed […]

Construction engineering workers get 6% pay rise

1 November 2015 - Construction wages - admin - Comments Off on Construction engineering workers get 6% pay rise

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Engineering construction workers have agreed to a 6 per cent pay deal over three years (2016-2018). The membership of both unions Unite and GMB, voted 66.8 per cent to accept the deal which begins from 4 January 2016. The national agreement (see notes for details) covers 8600 engineering construction workers and applies to major engineering […]

Wages for tradesmen set to rise because of lack of skills

13 August 2015 - Construction wages - admin - Comments Off on Wages for tradesmen set to rise because of lack of skills

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Tradesmen and professionals look to be in for large wage rises in the coming months according to new data gathered in a survey by Ionic recruitment with permanent and contract workers seeing significant wage rises from 2014. Ionic Recruitment, the specialist recruitment consultancy within construction, has released figures that show permanent workers in construction have […]


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