National Agreement

The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI)

The National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI) sets comprehesive terms and conditions of employment for hourly-paid engineering construction workers on major engineering construction projectsrepair and maintenance sites and events / outages throughout the UK.

The signatories to the NAECI are:

For the employers
ECIA

Engineering Construction Industry Association

Select

Electrical Contractors’ Association of Scotland

Thermal Insulation Contractors' Association

Thermal Insulation Contractors’ Association

For the trade unions
GMB

GMB

Unite the Union

Unite the Union

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 National Joint Council for the Engineering Construction Industry (NJC) is a partnership between trade unions and employers. It reviews and administers the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry – sometimes referred to as the ‘Blue Book’, or the NAECI.

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.

NJCECI Membership

The NJCECI is composed equally of representatives of the employers’ associations and two trade unions detailed above, who are signatory to the NAECI, under an independent Chairman.

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

National  Agreement Booklet

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

Payment Method

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:

NJCECI
5th Floor
Spirella House
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

National Agreement 2013-2015 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 2013 - 2015
(October 7, 2013)
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NJC Communique 3(13) Radius Payments
(October 7, 2013)
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NJC Communique 2(13) Measurement of Radius Allowance - Requirement for Re-measure on 2nd September 2013
(July 29, 2013)
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NJC Communique 1(13) NAECI Contractual Severance Pay from 1.2.13
(January 29, 2013)
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NAECI Part 4: Forms

Download the NAECI Part 4 forms here:

Monthly injury report form
(May 19, 2014)
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NAECI 2013-2015 Annex A Notification of Work Form (NAECI 20.1)
(January 29, 2013)
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Model individual opt-out provisions & opt-out form (Working Time Regulations)
(January 22, 2013)
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Model health screening form and guidance for night workers (Working Time Regulations)
(January 22, 2013)
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Application for accommodation allowance
(January 22, 2013)
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Application to an NJC Dispute Adjudication Panel
(January 22, 2013)
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Application to an NJC Dismissal Arbitration Panel
(January 22, 2013)
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NAECI Procedures

Procedures

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.

Explanatory note on the revised changes
(January 22, 2013)
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Revised NAECI Part 3 Appendix E 2011 - NJC Dispute Adjudication Panel Practice Directions
(January 22, 2013)
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Revised NAECI Part 3 Appendix F 2011 - NJC Dismissal Arbitration Panel Practice Directions
(January 22, 2013)
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Guidance Notes

To assist with further clarity and ease of use of the NAECI, its Procedures and processes, helpful Guidance Notes which are agreed by the NJC are issued as and when required.  Guidance Notes notes issued to date can be found here.

Communiques

NJC Communiques are periodically issued to give information on new NAECI review progress, new NAECI Rates advice and significant industry news. The most recent are shown here and others can be found in our document archive.

NJC Communique 3(13) Radius Payments
(October 7, 2013)
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NJC Communique 2(13) Measurement of Radius Allowance - Requirement for Re-measure on 2nd September 2013
(July 29, 2013)
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NJC Communique 1(13) NAECI Contractual Severance Pay from 1.2.13
(January 29, 2013)
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NAECI Productivity Enablers

The key objective of the NAECI is to continue to supply a modern, robust and “fit for purpose” national employment relations structure that:

  • 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.