Ireland - Sectoral Employment Order sets minimum rates of pay in construction - October 31, 2017

Trade union SIPTU welcomed the enacting of a Sectoral Employment Order (SEO), which sets minimum rates of pay in the construction industry as an ‘important first step’ for workers in securing decent terms and conditions. The SEO establishes legally binding minimum rates of pay for the various grades of construction worker. These are for the craft grade €18.93 per hour, for technical operatives (Grade A/Category 2) €18.36 per hour, skilled and semi-skilled operatives (Grade B and C/Category 1) €17.04 per hour and for new entrants €13.77 per hour.

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