Both sides described the process as “positive and constructive” by confirming the second phase of the four-year national operational work allowance. The NATIONAL operational agreement BESA defines the social benefits and pension contributions needed for workers covered by the agreement. Welplan is the preferred provider for the provision of social benefits. From 3 October 3 Social benefits, which come into effect on 1 October 2016, are included in the four-year operational wage agreement to two phases 2016-2020, Phase 1: International is the member of GCP Europe, the European Association for The Construction and Sanitation Industries, and the European Technical Contractors Committee for the Construction Industry (CeetB), which represents all engineering specialists throughout the European construction sector.  “The 37.5-hour guarantee remains an integral part of the HVAC/BESA agreement and that will not change,” said Tim Hopkinson, Chief Negotiator, HVAC/BESA Operative National Agreement. “At this exceptional and unprecedented time of national crisis, however, both sides recognize the need to take clear and decisive action to support the industry and its workforce.” He added that it was imperative that all parties to the agreement continue to work in a concluded manner “to protect businesses and the health and well-being of our individuals and their families.” “We are therefore pleased to have worked with Unite on a transitional solution that we believe will help protect the industry and its qualified staff, in the hope that we can all come back much stronger when the current national state of emergency is over,” said Tim. Employers` requests for the application, interpretation or implementation of the agreement can be addressed to any member of the besa team for employment and qualifications, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by telephone one of the department`s staff relations advisors. It provides for employers to pay tax-free travel and accommodation costs for workers, in agreement with HMRC, without the administrative complications normally associated with this practice being obtained for the accommodations and heating and ventilation engineers by 2020 a wage increase of more than 5%, following agreement during the national wage negotiations between the contractors and the Unite union. The agreement sets standards for pricing job content, which mainly include nationally negotiated terms of employment and hourly wages for civil engineers working in the field of mechanical services on construction sites. The rates of pay and conditions of employment it sets are generally recognized by clients and by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). “But we also have strong reasons to be optimistic. The demand for our skills and expertise is growing as the UK embarks on an ambitious infrastructure programme and strives to enhance its fleet of commercial and residential buildings.
DAVID Frise, CEO of BESA, said he was pleased that the two parties were able to work quickly together to clarify the situation for the benefit of the industry and its employees.