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SNIJIB NATIONAL WORKING RULES


The National Working Rules are the collective agreement between
SNIPEF and Unite the Union which contain the Rules for the Plumbing Industry (download to the right). Included in the National Working Rules are:

  • Working Rules- the terms and conditions of employment for the Plumbing Industry
  • Scheme of Grading Definitions and Conditions- being an Industry recognised tradesman
  • Industry Holiday and Sick Pay Scheme- Industry recognised number of holidays and sickness pay
  • Apprentice Training Scheme- Employer and employee terms and conditions of agreement

National Working Rule 27: Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS) Gas Course Training and Assessment

Rule 27 states that employees who are due to complete the Accredited Certification Scheme for gas course training and assessment must sign the recognised agreement in order that their employer will meet the costs. For the recognised agreement click here.

An employee who then leaves within a period of 3 years of completing the training and assessment or is dismissed for gross misconduct, is obligated to repay a percentage of the costs in accordance with the agreed SNIJIB repayment table.

SNIJIB PROMULGATIONS

All agreed variations to any Rules are on the website and labelled by their number. Variations can include the description of a Rule or the rates applicable. See the list of downloads to the right.

SNIJIB WAGE AGREEMENT

The current graded wage rates and allowances are available for everyone in the Plumbing Industry to see. The rates for allowances include lodging, responsibility money, minimum mileage and welding supplements.

Current Scottish graded wage rates are here and the current Northern Ireland rates are here.

In Scotland the graded wage rates and allowances will increase by 2% from Monday 2 July 2018. Click here for the future wage rises.

In Northern Ireland the graded rates of wages and allowances will increase by 2.1% from Monday 2 July 2018. Click here for the future wage rises.

The Industry receives 6 months advised notice of any change to the rates to enable employers and employees to plan ahead. The current graded wage rates and allowances were issued 9 December 2016. This is a 2 year wage agreement starting in July 2017 and running to July 2019.

APPRENTICE WAGE RATES

There are occassions where the National Minimum and National Living Wage will be higher than the SNIJIB apprentice wage rates and vice versa. An apprentice must recieve the higher of either which is applicable to their age and their year of apprenticeship (ie. 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year).

For further information on Scottish apprentice wage rates, you can view SNIPEF Training Services documents here.

INDUSTRY SICK PAY SCHEME

Information regarding the Scheme is in the National Working Rules, Industry Sick Pay Scheme, Section 2  here.

Industry Sick Pay is paid at the same time as Statutory Sick Pay. Please see below the Industry Sick Pay rates:

 

Operative

Industry Sick Pay Rate

Apprentice 1st year

£26.95

Apprentice 2nd year

£39.70

Apprentice 3rd year

£48.45

Apprentice 4th year

£62.55

Tradesman

£94.15

Director/Partner/Owner

£94.15 (+ £250 for 12 weeks and then £150 for 16 weeks)

 

 

REDUNDANCY

The redundancy guide here explains how to calculate redundancy payments, notice and holiday accrual. The statutory ready reckoner here helps you calculate redundancy payments as this is dependent on the on the age and length of service of an individual.

Employers who are members of SNIPEF can receive detailed advice and support here.

Employees who are members of Unite the Union can receive detailed advice and support here.


 

National
Working Rules

National Working Rules 2008

aCS


ACS Agreement

wages

Scotland

Current Scottish Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2018

Ireland

Current Irish Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2018


SNIJIB PROMULGATIONS

SNIJIB Rule 3 overtime threshold Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2010/2011

SNIJIB Rule 4a Additional Day of Paid Holiday

Annual and Public Holidays with Pay Scheme and SNIJIB

Rule 9

SNIJIB Rule 19 Industry Pension Scheme and Death in Service

Scottish Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2013/2014

Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2012 and the Queen's Jubilee Bank Holiday

Royal Wedding Bank Holiday 2011

 

tool replacement scheme

SNIJIB Rule 13 Tool Replacement Scheme Conditions

SNIJIB Rule 13 Tool Claim Form

 

Redundancy


Redundancy Guide

Redundancy Ready Reckoner

aRCHIVE

Scotland

Scottish Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2017/2018

Scottish Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2015/2017

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2017/2018

Northern Ireland Graded Rates of Wages and Allowances 2015/2017

 

 

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