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Date: 01/06/2022

Dear GMB Member,

As you might be aware at the end of May GMB Scotland announced that Bilfinger have agreed to pay £2.37 per hour 2nd Tier payment to all grade 4, 5 and 6 employees and Pro Rata for grades 1, 2 and 3 on the GSK Montrose site for a six-month period.

This payment is being made in recognition that there is a skill shortage in the industry. In this instance it was electricians, in other areas it will be other trades. 

As you are aware food and fuel prices are at the highest levels, as is inflation, in over thirty years and National Insurance also rose last month. These expenditures are putting further pressure on your take home pay.

I would suggest that you discuss with your on-site union reps what GMB have won at Montrose, this was achieved by our representative being proactive and holding their employer to account. Where there are no reps on site, elect representatives and submit formal grievances to your employer on your 2nd Tier local payments, requesting that they renegotiate in accordance with what has been won up in Scotland.

If you require any further information, please contact your union rep or your regional officer.

Yours in solidarity 

Charlotte Childs

National Officer

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2021 Bulletins

Dated: 07/09/2021

Dear GMB Member,

On behalf of the NECC we are writing to update you on the NAECI 2022 pay talks.

Firstly we would like to thank our reps and members for their continued support.

Following a full ballot of our NAECI membership we are pleased to inform you that, by an overwhelming majority, the pay offer has been accepted.

The results are as follow:

73% Accept

27% Reject

The offer was as follows and will be implemented in January 2022:

A two-year Agreement

  1. 2022 – a 2.5% increase in NAECI hourly rates of pay from 3rd January 2022.
  2. 2022 – a 2.5% increase in radius and accommodation allowances from 2nd January 2022 (subject to HMRC approval).
  3. 2023 – a 2.5% in NAECI rates of pay, from 9 January 2023.
  4. 2023 – a 2.5% increase in radius and accommodation allowances from 9 January 2023 (subject to HMRC approval).

Yours in solidarity,

Charlotte Childs, National Officer GMB & NECC Chairwoman

Chris Weldon, NECC Secretary

 


 

Dated:  10/08/2021

Dear GMB Member,

Following extensive negotiations the NAECI shop stewards forum discussed the offer outlined below.

The offer is in line with other Construction Agreements

CIJC 2.5% 2022

Electrical JIB 2.5% 2022, 2.5% 2023

Plumbing JIB, 2% 2022, 3% 2023

The only stable work under the Agreement currently is in the repair and maintenance sector.  The next major project is not due to start until 2023.

For the reasons outlined above the NAECI National Shop Stewards Forum recommend acceptance of the offer outlined below:

A two-year Agreement

2022 – a 2.5% increase in NAECI hourly rates of pay from 10 January 2022

2022 – a 2.5% increase in radius and accommodation allowances from 10 January 2022 (subject to HMRC approval).

2023 – a 2.5% in NAECI rates of pay, from 9 January 2023

2023 – a 2.5% increase in radius and accommodation allowances from 9 January 2023 (subject to HMRC approval).

This offer is the Employer’s full and final response to the NECC Wages and Condition Claim for 2022 and beyond.  The above Wages and Conditions Offer is subject to the following conditions.

This Wages and Conditions Offer shall be treated as a single, indivisible package, to be accepted or rejected in its entirety, without qualification or amendment.

The ballot will run until Friday 27 August.

Yours in solidarity,

Charlotte Childs, National Officer, GMB and NECC Chairwoman

Chris Weldon, Acting NECC Secretary

 


 

Dated: 28/04/2021

Dear GMB Member,

Firstly, a large thank you to the members and reps of GMB and our joint trade union for your continued support. Engineering construction workers have continued to support our communities during the Covid-19 crisis. You have provided an essential service to support the delivery of major projects, maintain critical timelines of jobs, and continued innovating workplaces so that you could continue in a safe and secure environment. Your unrivalled commitment to their sector cannot be understated or unrewarded.

We are please to be able to update you on the 2022 pay claim submitted on your behalf, the full details of the pay claim have been shared with your on-site representatives, but the headlines of the claim are detailed below:

  • A 10% increase, or RPI, whichever is greater, over the period 2021 to 2023. Any agreed increase will be reflected on Bonus, Lodge and radius allowance
  • Increased leave provisions
  • Renegotiations and/or improvements on
  • Meal break and refreshments clause
  • Stand down (night shift)
  • Travel time
  • Overtime rate (night shift) NAECI 7.3.2 Shift systems, night shift working
  • Lodge and Radius allowance, milage and tolls
  • Enforcement of stage 4 decisions
  • Safety glasses
  • Health, Safety and Wellbeing Allowances 

The NECC have requested a meeting at the ECIA’s earliest convenience, before the end of April, to commence pay talks and we will continue to keep you up to date and informed.

Thank you for your continued support and membership of the GMB and our joint trade union.

Yours in solidarity,

Charlotte Childs

National Officer GMB and NECC Chairwoman

 


 

Date: 02/02/2021

Dear GMB Member,

As you are aware late last year we conducted a consultative ballot on the Employers position of no wage increase for 2021. This ballot delivered a 4 to 1 rejection of the employer’s position. We requested another meeting with your employers, but this was declined with the request that we meet in April to submit a claim for 2022 and beyond.

The NECC finds the position of employers unacceptable.

Our members have worked hard during this pandemic in the national interest contributing to the UK Energy agenda supporting the national demand for PPE and Hand Sanitizer to the UK population desperate for protection from the Covid-19 virus.

After consulting with your reps, the NECC has decided to conduct an indicative ballot of all members of GMB and our joint union who work under the NAECI agreement. This ballot will start on 8th February with a view to complete the survey by the 1st March.

We are asking our members to take part in the indicative ballot and to also complete a form to update you contact details, job title and Project you work on. This is vital to ensure any move to a legal ballot is possible.

Please support your Union in completing the ballot form and returning to your rep as soon as possible.

Thank you for your continued support and membership of the GMB and our joint union.

Yours in solidarity,

Charlotte Childs

National Officer GMB and NECC Chairwoman

2020 Bulletins

Date: 25/06/2020

Dear GMB Member,

Please find links to the following information:

The National Agreement for Engineering and Construction Industry 2019-2020 with over 140 pages of relevant information for all those working in the industry:

http://www.njceci.org.uk/download/naeci-2019-2020-v3

NAECI Updates:

http://www.njceci.org.uk/latest-new

Engineering and Construction Proposed Projects:

http://www.njceci.org.uk/download/potential-projects-29-05-20

 
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