Is the site categorized as NAECI?
No. NAECI is a voluntary agreement between certain trade unions and construction projects. It is used on a small number of major power projects, and specifies rates of pay and employment conditions for certain types of hourly paid construction work.
NAECI is not used on local authority projects and as Parc Adfer is a public procurement, the local authority partnership was, and remains, duty bound to secure best value for the public purse. It follows Welsh and UK Government guidance where the use of NAECI is not specified.
Is every worker being paid the living wage or above?
Workers are paid at least the Voluntary Living Wage, which is above the minimum stated by UK law.
How do pay rates compare to appropriate National Agreements (e.g. NAECI, CIJC/ WRA)?
Rates of pay at Parc Adfer exceed the relevant minimum rates of pay. National pay agreements vary in their scope, and they are a vital aspect of construction in enabling the project to proceed smoothly.
Sub-contractors to CNIM who employ workers for mechanical, electrical and associated trades pay rates and employ their workers under conditions that are broadly comparable to those set out in the NAECI Agreement.
Please also note that for the applicable scope of civil and building works, the CIJC/WRA minimum pay rates are in place with the relevant construction sub-contractors.