Working Rules Agreement

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WORKING RULES AGREEMENT

The Working Rules Agreement (WRA) is published by the Joint Council for the Building & Civil Engineering Industry (NI). It is more commonly referred to as the ‘Blue Book’ and sets out the basic terms and conditions of employment in the Northern Ireland construction industry.

The WRA contains the promulgated wages, allowances, holiday pay and pension entitlements together with a variety of other basic terms and conditions of employment. It forms the basic contract of employment for the industry. The WRA is incorporated by express reference in the standard Statement of Main Terms and Conditions of Employment.

Copy of the latest WRA ‘Blue Book’ is available as a download for Full and Associate members. 

Click here to view the amendment to Working Rule 6 as promulgated on 27 January 2012.

Click here to view the amendment to Working Rule 6 as promulgated on 7 October 2011 which comes into effect on 5 December 2011.

Click here to view the amendment to Working Rule 6 as promulgated on 10 June 2011.

Click here to view the amendment to Working Rule 5 as promulgated on 19 December 2008.