A new wage agreement for the electrical industry is coming in 2017. Those of you working in the electrical industry can look forward to wage increases, more holidays and a new mileage allowance scheme. This will occur over a 3 year period from January 2017 to 2020. This is the first time that an agreement spanning four years has been determined between trade union Unite and the Electrical Contractors Association.Back to Insights
- Wage increases of 2% in 2017, 2.5% in 2018, 2.75% in 2019 and 3% in 2020
- Introduction of a new mileage allowance and mileage rate to replace travel allowance and travelling time (subject to HMRC acceptance)
- Periodic return fares on jobs over 100 and up to 200 miles to be paid every two weeks, to bring them in line with the other return fares
- Annual holidays to increase to 23 days in 2019 and 24 days in 2020, with these additional days being paid at normal earnings level
- Employers to pay for CompEx courses where it is a specific requirement of the operative’s role
- Encouragement of the recruitment of apprentices.