The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI)
The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI) sets comprehensive terms and conditions of employment for hourly-paid engineering construction workers on major engineering construction projects, repair and maintenance sites and events / outages throughout the UK.
The signatories to the NAECI are:
For the employers
For the trade unions
Together, the signatory parties form the National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJC), which oversees the operation of the NAECI and undertakes periodic reviews of rates and other terms and conditions.
The NAECI has been in existence for more than 30 years and details of the current edition for 2013 – 2015 can be found below.
About the National Joint Council
The NJC’s objectivity, authority and independence foster cohesive working relationships. The same qualities equip it to play a constructive role as the industry meets the challenges of the future.
The partnership promotes improvements in working practice and culture. The creation of new, inclusive alliances is vital to the attainment of greater efficiency. By extending the scope and effectiveness of partnership within the industry, the NJC seeks to secure long-term prosperity for clients, contractors and workforce alike.
A thriving UK engineering construction industry largely depends on client competitiveness. The NJC is firmly focused on assisting contractors and trade unions in their drive towards providing clients with a unified, cohesive and cost-effective service. Able to prevent, or rapidly resolve, workplace problems on behalf of clients, the NJC can also assist the process of change undertaken by clients to achieve continuous improvement in quality, reliability, safety and efficiency.
These unions form the National Engineering Construction Committee (NECC) which achieves a single trade union voice.
The structure of membership and the constitution of the NJCECI provide the essentials of a single table agreement and create the standards setting authority for good practice. Continuous improvement in standards has had a positive impact on the safety and welfare conditions of the workforce; and it continues to have a major impact on the performance of the engineering construction industry.
Printed Booklet Costs
The NAECI 2013 – 2015 is available as a free PDF and will soon be available in booklet form. Purchase details along with postage & packing costs are as follows:
£5 per copy to Signatory Employers’ Association & Trade Union Members – proof of membership required.
£10 per copy to Non Members
VAT does not apply
Postage & Packing
1 book £1.50
2 books £1.60
3 books £3.00
4 books £3.00
5 books £7.00
6 books £7.00
7 books £7.00
8 books £7.00
9 books £15.00
10 books £15.00
Postage for more than 10 books on application
You can pay via BACs (quoting reference ‘NAECI Book’) to NatWest Account Number 24795585,
Sort Code 60-40-02, Account Name NJCECI
Alternatively, payment can be made by cheque or postal order, made payable to ‘NJCECI’. Please send your order with payment to:
266-270 Regent Street
London W1B 3AH
Queries regarding NAECI Booklet purchases can be made to the NJC Office by telephone or email.
NAECI 2013-2015 PDF Download
The NAECI has been in existence for more than 30 years and was most recently reviewed in the second half of 2012. A three year deal was successfully concluded and NJC Communiques 13(12), 14(12) and 1(13) give full details of the agreed new provisions, rate and allowance increases for the 2013 – 2015 period. The new NAECI 2013 – 2015 reflects these changes and is now available in PDF format as a free download.
The NAECI 2013 – 2015 hardcopy booklet will also soon be available and information on costs, postage and packing will be issued shortly.
NAECI Part 4: Forms
Central to the success of the National Agreement is a highly effective, widely respected procedure for the prevention and resolution of issues at site level. Where, exceptionally, resolution is not achieved at site level, there is swift recourse to national level for a final and binding decision.
NAECI Productivity Enablers
- Enables UK engineering construction industry employers and clients to remain globally competitive
- Provides attractive terms and conditions and greater security of employment for a competent, motivated productive and competitive industry workforce; and
- Establishes a sound foundation for further improvements to industry productivity….
Throughout the NAECI there are a number of tools and enablers with which can be used by the stakeholders to achieve these objectives and they have been brought together in a single paper for easy reference. The paper can be downloaded by clicking here.