JIB employment standards recognised in Liverpool Construction Charter

Apr 06, 2017

Liver Building - Liverpool Construction CharterThe employment standards that JIB members adhere to have been recognised by Liverpool City Council following the formal launch of its Construction Charter yesterday, 5th April.

Signed by Liverpool’s Mayor, Joe Anderson, along with Unite the Union, UCATT and GMB, the charter is designed to promote employment under national collective agreements, including the JIB’s National Working Rules, and to stamp out bogus self-employment on all construction sites within the city limits. 

It will provide a confidence boost to JIB members who, through their membership, can demonstrate their adherence to the National Working Rules.

Further support has been shown at public sector procurement level, as a result of the JIB’s work to embed the intent of the charter into the Council’s own tendering process. Trevor Ingham, Head of Procurement at Liverpool City Council, has referenced JIB members by saying:

"The Liverpool City Council Commercial Procurement Team is pleased to support the Liverpool Construction Charter and will work with frontline services and strategic partners in future procurement activity to encourage delivery of the business principles that the Charter promotes.

“Companies who are members of the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry are recognised as supporting these business principles."

Membership of the JIB has long been recognised as a way of recruiting and retaining a qualified workforce. By providing agreed terms and conditions for their staff, along with a package of employee benefits, employers can benefit from a stable employment platform and greater staff loyalty.

Steve Brawley, JIB Chief Executive, said: “The JIB has worked with the Council Procurement Team to incorporate the Charter and JIB membership into the procurement process. We are now working with other Councils who have signed Construction Charters to ensure that we achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for local communities and our members.”