With another lockdown announced in response to the rising Coronavirus infections, the Joint Industry Board (JIB) has issued a reminder of the benefits a JIB membership can bring. During the first lockdown period in March the JIB worked swiftly to implement flexible and supportive measures to ensure jobs and businesses were fully protected. The JIB, however, carries out ongoing work in a number of areas to assist in enabling a secure and healthy industry for the longer term.
The JIB’s membership comprises the UK’s largest electrical contractors to the SMEs who make up the bulk of its members. Together, they benefit from a ‘one-stop-shop’, which takes care of employment matters, a comprehensive health and benefits scheme, and unique access to markets other contractors cannot reach.
Popular membership benefits include:
- Dispute Resolution.
- Skills Development Fund.
- JIB Benefits Scheme.
Nick Woollacott, Labour Manager for Boulting, a JIB member, says: “JIB membership helps us to stand out as a quality employer and the JIB benefits package demonstrates to our people and the outside world that we value them. The JIB brings stability to the industry by implementing good work practices and setting standards. It sets benchmarks to assess competencies that ensures the workforce is suitably skilled, it also promotes personal professional development that encourages all members to adopt and learn new skills and practices. Furthermore the JIB team are always at the end of a phone providing support when we need it.”
Jay Parmar, JIB Chief Executive, states: “Our members range from companies with one qualified electrician (often the business owner) and one apprentice, setting their employment arrangements on a sound footing, through to some of the largest players in the industry, who benefit from recognised Gold Standard employment practices. Whatever your company’s size, JIB membership offers electrical contractors not only an industry recognised employment package but also a range of cost savings and other benefits designed to support your business.”