Construction Industry Publications Ltd (CIP) has published a second edition of the popular guide to the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement.

The Working Rule Agreement is made between employer representatives and the trade unions within the construction industry and sets out the agreed pay rates across the various apprentice and craft levels as well as holiday entitlement and employee benefits. It also covers other issues such as working hours and health, safety and welfare.

The new guide, written by the CIJC, is designed for employers who incorporate the provisions of the Working Rule Agreement into the contracts of employment of their operatives. It answers many of the frequently asked questions from employers about the interpretation of the various clauses and best practice.

The new guide does not form part of the Working Rule Agreement itself and it is the provisions of the Working Rule Agreement that must be adhered to.

Copies of the guide, which costs £9.95 + P&P, can be purchased via the CIP website or by calling 0870 078 4400. NSCC members are eligible for a 10% discount on the new guide as well as other construction-related publications and DVDs from CIP by entering ‘NSCC’ as a promotional code at the online checkout or referencing it on the phone.