Electrical apprentices safeguard their future with Unite
by Derek Thompson on 04 April 2012
Unite is a union with over 1.5 million technical, professional and skilled members who are a major industrial force. The primary objective of Unite is to represent its members at their place of work. As an independent organisation Unite aims to project and ensure that its members are treated fairly by their employers. You are invited to join Unite so that together you can help safeguard your future.
The primary objective of Unite is to represent its members at their place of work. As an independent organisation Unite aims to project and ensure that its members are treated fairly by their employers. You are invited to join Unite so that together you can help safeguard your future.
As a major trade union Unite members have access to the following –
- Professional representation, support and collective bargaining
- Legal aid and Advice from employment law specialists
- Guidance on health and safety
- Benefits and Services offering enhanced terms or lower prices
- Publications and Specialist guidance
- Political influence and European Lobbying
- Access to dispute, victimisation, permanent disability, incapacity, convalescence and other benefits.
- Access to Education and training
Unite Legal Services cover you for Employment Disputes, Personal Injury At Work, Accidents Away From Home – Including Road Traffic Accidents, Criminal Injury Compensation, Free Will Service, 24 Hour Legal Helpline and other benefits. You can be confident in the knowledge that you have the backing of our Full Time Officers and team of specialist lawyers.
As a key stakeholder in the total electrotechnical process, Unite has equal representation on the Joint Industry Board (JIB), industry committees and training organisations to represent the interests of an electrical apprentice electricians, technicians, student engineers and electrical workers.
Unite are responsible for negotiating rates of pay and conditions under the leading national collective agreement for the construction, installation, maintenance and engineering professions. This is achieved via close consultation with –
- SJIB – Scottish Joint Industry Board for the electrical contracting industry
- NAECI – National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry
- EEI – Environmental Engineering Industry Staff Agreement
Unite represents the workforces interests as one half of the JIB and SJIB national agreements which set up the industry training schemes, adhered to and managed by leading employers and the electrical industry owned training providers such as ETT.
Apprentice and student engineers need protection at work, the collective agreement and applied by Unite with your employer gives you –
- Guaranteed standards of employment reward for wages, conditions, allowances, holiday pay and benefits
- The highest standards of training through no completion
- Health and Safety with the right to decent welfare facilities, PPE and a safe working environment
- Grievance and Dispute procedures
- Collective and Individual Security
For more information on Unite or to join the union visit their website or telephone their Head Office in Belfast 02890232481
Joint Industry Board - www.jib.org.uk
Scottish Joint Industry Board - www.sjib.org.uk
National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry - www.njceci.co.uk