Working Rule Agreement Pink Book

5 Introduction This brochure has been produced to guide employers who have chosen to include the provisions of the ICJC Labour Rules Agreement in their employees` employment contracts. It is intended to help answer many of the frequently asked questions by employers about the interpretation of various clauses and best practices. This brochure is not part of the agreement itself, and although there should be no conflict between the advice in this brochure and the agreement, the provisions of the collective agreement itself must prevail. What is a collective agreement? A collective agreement is simply a set of terms and conditions of employment negotiated between employer representatives and trade unions. There are a large number of collective agreements in force in the UK and Europe, and the CIJC agreement is considered the main agreement for the construction industry in the UK. The parties to the agreement for employers are: Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Home Builders Federation (HBF) National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) National Association of Shop fitters (NAS) National Federation of Builders (NFB) National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Painting & Decorating Association (PDA) Scottish Building Federation (SBF) UK Contractors Group (UKCG) 3 35 APPENDIX 2 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOINT COUNCIL Joint Secretaries No When, in accordance with the provisions of the Working Time Ordinance 1998, workers referred to as night workers must be offered a free assessment of their state of health before starting night work in order to verify whether they are physically and mentally fit for night work. Rule 28.2 describes a night worker as follows: 28.2 A night worker is defined as an employee who works at least 3 hours of his daily working hours between pm and 6:00 a.m. on most working days. And Rule 7.2 refers to the average weekly working time as follows: And 7.2 Where there are objective or technical reasons for the organisation of work, the average weekly working time shall be calculated by reference to a period of twelve months, provided that the employer complies with the general principles of protection of the health and safety of workers and provides for equivalent compensatory rest periods or, in exceptional cases, in which, for objective reasons, it is not possible to grant such periods in order to ensure adequate protection for the associations concerned. Rule 7.3 (a) provides as follows: 7.3 (a) Receive a free health assessment before commeng night work and at intervals of at least three months during which night work is performed. In order to assist employers of night workers in meeting the above requirements, a model health care questionnaire has been jointly agreed, which is printed on the back of this note. G C LEAN Employers` Secretary June 2000 G B BRUMWELL Operational Secretary 33 16 WR6 Shiftwork is a situation in which at least 16 hours are regularly worked every 24 hours.

This often occurs with road or road maintenance contracts that require ongoing work or coverage. A typical situation could be for one gang of activists to work from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. .m.m and another gang from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. .m.m. If there were a third gang regularly from 22:00 to 06:00, the third gang would be considered night workers and would fall within the scope of WR.7, which will be dealt with in the next section. The arrangement covered by WR6 is sometimes called double day work and sometimes rotating shiftwork.

The double day shift derives two bands that regularly work in two separate teams. .

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