T&G negotiates better deal for master builders

Members
of the largest trade association for the construction industry will see a
substantial pay rise and better conditions this year.

The
Transport and General Workers Union (T&G) has just concluded talks with the
Federation of Master Builders and secured a 12-month pay and conditions deal
with a substantial rise in pay for all grades.

The
deal means craft builders will see their pay rise by 8.13 per cent, and general
operatives, skilled operatives and all other skilled bands will see pay
increase by 7 per cent.

Apprentices,
trainees and younger general operatives will also increase their wages by 7 per
cent, employer pension contributions will be upped, and there will be an increase
in pension matching arrangements.

T&G
national secretary for construction Bob Blackman said: "The improved
conditions and rates of pay are a big step forward for the construction
industry in its efforts to retain and recruit new workers."

By
Mike Berry

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