Equal Opportunities Policy
The JIB and the SJIB jointly developed the Equal Opportunities Policy for use by JIB and SJIB member companies.
A statement on this policy is included within the National Working Rules, encouraging companies to adopt an approach to support, develop and promote diversity and equality in all employment practices and activities.
The Equal Opportunities Policy can be downloaded here and can be adapted and incorporated into a company handbook or contracts as necessary.
JIB has had over 40 years’ experience of dispute resolution and mediation. JIB’s aim is to provide a forum by which it fairly adjudicates upon all kinds of disputes arising from industry employment.
Under the JIB Disputes Procedure, JIB acts as an independent industrial relations body operating on behalf of the industry. JIB’s disciplinary, dismissal and grievance procedures (collectively known as the Disputes Procedures) are set out within the JIB National Working Rules 19 & 20. There is also an overview on how the disputes procedure operates in section 3 of the JIB Handbook.
Some of the benefits to using the JIB Disputes Procedure are:
- It is free to use (and there are no fees that can be levied against employers if a Claimant is successful through the process such as through the Employment Tribunal)
- There is a free mediation service which has a consistently high success rate
- It is highly regarded by Acas
- By using a service that is specific to the industry, there is a much greater chance that the issue can be resolved earlier prior to a case being lodged at Tribunal and parties becoming “entrenched in their views”
- Savings can be made on legal costs as representation through the procedure is available free of charge from the ECA
A free mediation and conciliation service is also available to company members, any of their directly-employed JIB-graded operatives and all apprentices. This can be provided even if a claim has not yet been lodged.
To make use of the pre-claim mediation and conciliation service please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01322 661600 and select the Industrial Relations Department.
The Bluesky Section of Crystal (Evolve Pensions) has been the JIB’s chosen pension provider for over 30 years.
Evolve Pensions is at the forefront of pension provision and operates a variety of products and systems to ensure quality employers and their employees receive the best service. Evolve is not driven by profit and prides itself on partnerships rather than provision.
Members of The Bluesky Section of Crystal can view their fund in real time, check personal details, update beneficiaries, and complete transfers-in using the 24/7 self-service portal, evoLink. Additionally, using evoPlanner, members can see how changing the amount they pay in each month or transferring in might affect the value of their retirement savings when they are ready to start accessing them.
Any employer can join The Bluesky section of Crystal using the online process and there are no sign-up charges for members of the JIB. Members can register to sign up through the secure online portal by visiting the website
For further information email email@example.com