In addition to the range of welfare benefits which are focussed on the individual operative, being a JIB-PMES participant employer also includes access to the following ‘employer’ benefits.
Employment advice and guidance
Operatives from JIB-PMES participant companies are entitled to free employment advice and guidance from the JIB-PMES. This may include advice and clarification on the interpretation of the National Working Rule Agreement and/or other queries relating to employment legislation.
Contract of employment template
The JIB-PMES provides a standard contract of employment template which is made available to participant companies and which is updated in line with employment legislation and the NWRs.
It is recommended that this is provided to operatives and apprentices when or shortly after they are engaged by the company. The template is available in an editable format and allows employers to add further information or policies as necessary.
JIB-PMES disputes resolution and conciliation service
Holiday credit and welfare benefit participant companies are able to call upon the JIB-PMES should they have any queries regarding employment issues or if they require clarification on the interpretation of the National Working Rule Agreement.
In instances where a dispute arises between a participant employer and an operative; there is a procedure whereby the JIB-PMES can convene a Conciliation Panel meeting in order to help settle the dispute. Under the JIB-PMES Conciliation Procedures, the JIB-PMES acts independently and represents neither employer nor employee. Should employment disputes arise, the JIB-PMES has extensive experience of dispute resolution and mediation.
The advantage of this, is that it provides a chance for impartial third-party arbitration without either party having to incur costly legal expenses.
Insolvency protection scheme (an additional benefit for Holiday Credit participants)
The JIB-PMES operates an Insolvency Protection scheme which is accessible by holiday credit participant companies.
The insolvency protection scheme is designed to help qualifying companies to recoup a proportion of any income which has been lost to them as a result of a client company going into administration or liquidation.
“By providing the National Working Rules, the JIB-PMES helps to ensure that everyone in our company ‘knows where they stand’ and ‘what they are entitled to’. The range of employee benefits such as sickness pay and death in service benefit also helps us to retain our staff.
As a company we have also benefited by accessing the JIB-PMES Insolvency Protection scheme which recently helped us to recoup some of the losses sustained when a long-standing client went into liquidation.” Matthew Charlton Limited