Electrical Workers - make your voice heard 

Unite survey builds support for fair pay rates

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Activists and officers from the Unite Electrical, Mechanical Engineering Construction (EMEC) Combine have been braving the weather to build support for the unions campaign to set a fair rate for electrical workers.

Unite is currently carrying out a “Pay and Salary Benchmarking Survey” , something that was agreed as part of the last pay settlement as a way to understand the reality of pay across the electrical contracting sector.

The Unite EMEC Combine is clear that the rates being paid across the industry to electrical workers are making the current rates in the agreements close to redundant.

The benchmarking survey is vital to understanding the current situation and getting the improvement workers deserve.

London Unite Construction Officer, Declan Murphy was outside building sites to welcome workers on their way to work, and get the word out about the Electrical Contracting Rates Campaign, as well as take the opportunity to talk about apprenticeships rates on sites.

Declan said, “There was a lot of interest in the campaigns and how Unite is supporting workers to improve pay and conditions.”

“Lots of people have already completed the survey, but we need as many workers as possible to tell us about their current rates so Unite can review rates and negotiate better pay for electrical installation workers and apprentices.

The survey only takes 10 minutes to complete and will support the Unite campaign to establish a rate of pay for electrical workers that properly reflects our skills and responds to the reality of pay across the wider electrical contracting sector.

Complete the survey here

Find out more about the Unite EMEC Combine here or on the Facebook page .

 By Keith Hatch