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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.

Key Employee Relations Areas

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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Major employment related court decisions of summer 2017

(PDF, 850 kB)
Published 18 Sep 2017Last reviewed 18 Sep 2017

Staff Salary Agreement

(PDF, 446 kB)
Published 07 Jul 2017Last reviewed 31 Dec 2018

Guide to managing ill health

(PDF, 344 kB)
Published 02 May 2017

Guide to Redundancy

(PDF, 716 kB)
Published 26 Apr 2017

JTC Newsletter - December

(PDF, 53 kB)
Published 30 Mar 2017Last reviewed 30 Mar 2017

Holiday Pay Development 2017

(PDF, 187 kB)Download

Staff Salary Agreement

(PDF, 446 kB)Download

ECA Employee Relations - Key Employment Data

(PDF, 310 kB)

July 2016


JIB Christmas Arrangements 2016-2017

(PDF, 100 kB)Download

Equality Guidance

(PDF, 234 kB)Download

Lodging Allowance Form

(PDF, 58 kB)Download

TUPE Guidance

(PDF, 496 kB)Download

NJC Promulgation 2.16

(PDF, 206 kB)

2017-18 Review of The EEI Staff Salary Agreement


Guidance on Taxation of JIB Allowance - 2017

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

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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)

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Guide to managing discipline

(PDF, 193 kB)Download

Guide to managing Grievance

(PDF, 154 kB)Download

Holiday pay changes - Important Notification for JIB employers

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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.

Daywork Rates

Daywork Rates

12 Jan 2017

Daywork rates are the basic cost to employers from hiring specific electrical workers and then using those workers on unplanned works with certain contractual arrangements.

Changes to JIB wages and Travel payments

Changes to JIB wages and Travel payments

15 Dec 2016

Members are reminded of the changes to the JIB wages and allowances coming into effect from Monday 2nd January 2017, including a change in the method of calculating travel payments as well as increases in wage rates.

Agency PAYE warning for ECA Members

Agency PAYE warning for ECA Members

03 Nov 2016

When workers are supplied by an agency you must be careful not to become liable for any PAYE that could be due on payments made to them. Some agencies are increasingly taking advantage of contractual loopholes which could place the PAYE burden instead on the contractor.

2017-18 Review of the Electrical Engineering Industry (EEI) Staff Salary Agreement

2017-18 Review of the Electrical Engineering Industry (EEI) Staff Salary Agreement

03 Nov 2016

The ECA is pleased to inform members that an agreement has been reached with the Staff Association, Electrical and Engineering Staff Association (EESA) regarding the revision of Grade Salaries