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Employee Relations

In today’s world, it is essential that employers have access to reliable information on employment issues and employment law.  The ECA Employee Relations team is here to provide that help and advice for members companies.

The ECA Employee Relations team is at hand to give help and advice to member companies on employment law and good employment practice. Issues dealt with by the department cover many topics including: recruitment, dismissal and all the issues that arise during employment.  We provide this assistance, both to those who are in membership of the JIB – including representation at JIB dispute hearings – and those who are outside the JIB.  

In addition, we provide written guidance for the most common issues facing employers in managing their workforce which includes sample letters. These written guidance notes are available directly from the Employee Relations team and are also available on the 'Employment Guides' section of the website.

The Employee Relations team is responsible for working with employers’ negotiating team for both the staff agreement for the industry and the operatives’ agreement (JIB).  We also lobby on behalf of members on the impact of proposed and existing employment issues.

Employee Relations Sections

Employment Guides

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Wage Rates

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Employee Benefits

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ECA & the JIB

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BlueSky Pensions

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Employee Relations Representation

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Downloads

ECA Employee Relations - Key Employment Data

(PDF, 310 kB)

July 2016

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JIB Christmas Arrangements 2016-2017

(PDF, 100 kB)Download

Equality Guidance

(PDF, 234 kB)Download

Guide to Redundancy

(PDF, 564 kB)Download

Guide to living without the default retirement age

(PDF, 343 kB)Download

Amended Increases in statutory payments

(PDF, 171 kB)Download

Collective Redundancy Consultation

(PDF, 446 kB)Download

Guide to Shared Parental Leave

(PDF, 287 kB)Download

Guide to agency workers regulations (Oct 2011)

(PDF, 120 kB)Download

Guide to managing discipline

(PDF, 193 kB)Download

Guide to managing Grievance

(PDF, 154 kB)Download

Holiday pay changes - Important Notification for JIB employers

(PDF, 678 kB)Download

Guide to managing ill health

(PDF, 327 kB)Download

Lodging Allowance Form

(PDF, 58 kB)Download

NJC Promulgation (1-13)

(PDF, 168 kB)Download

NJC Promulgation (1-13)

(PDF, 168 kB)Download

NJC Promulgation (1-14)

(PDF, 145 kB)Download

NJC Promulgation (3-14)

(PDF, 147 kB)Download

TUPE Guidance

(PDF, 496 kB)Download

JIB Wage Rates 2015/16

(PDF, 151 kB)Download

NJC Promulgation 2.16

(PDF, 206 kB)

2017-18 Review of The EEI Staff Salary Agreement

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Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - 2017

(PDF, 248 kB)Download

Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - Jan 2014 - Dec 2016

(PDF, 137 kB)Download

JTC Newsletter - December

(PDF, 53 kB)Download

Holiday Pay Development 2017

(PDF, 187 kB)Download
Focus on Mental Health in construction

Focus on Mental Health in construction

23 Feb 2017

A joint sector-wide survey held by the ECA and BESA in March and April 2016 showed that, mental health was the fourth biggest occupational health concern to building services engineering companies.

JIB pay and holiday rules for Christmas and New Year 2017/18

JIB pay and holiday rules for Christmas and New Year 2017/18

12 Jan 2017

Employees are entitled to three days bank holiday during the Christmas/New Year period, under Joint Industry Board (JIB) National Working Rule 12.

Holiday Pay

Holiday Pay

12 Jan 2017

A number of requests have been received by the ECA Employee Relations department from members regarding developments on holiday pay.