The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement (WRA) has been updated, following the 5% increase in the national pay rates in July 2022. The WRA ‐ also referred to as ‘The Pink Book’ ‐ sets out the terms and conditions for use across the industry and there are changes to the provisions relating to benefit schemes, pensions and temporary lay‐off.

As set out in the CIJC Holiday Entitlement 2022, this year’s two‐week Winter Break (Christmas shutdown) will run from normal finishing time on Friday 23 December 2022 to normal starting time on Monday 9 January 2023.