Minister Breen today signed off the Sectoral Employment Order for the Construction Sector giving legal effect to the rates of pay and pension/sick pay & mortality benefit scheme.
The order will see rate increases that will see Craft Workers pay increase to €18.93 per hour.
Overtime rates will also be protected.
Employers that refuse to pay may be pursued under the new legislation.
Other entitlements such as travel time remain as before (set out in the National Collective Employment Agreement) and are protected through the Collective Strength of Trade Union workplaces. So make sure your colleagues are in the Union.
They can join by logging onto www.connectunion.ie and Apprentices Go Free.
If your employer does not apply the terms of the Sectoral Employment Order or the National Collective Employment Agreement contact the Construction Hotline 01 8719 903 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Brian Nolan,||Thomas Faulkner,|
|Assistant General Secretary||National Construction Official (Civils).|