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HVCA pay deal leaves agency issue unresolved

HEATING and ventilating employers have reached a threeyear pay deal with Amicus but plans to use more agency labour in the sector face opposition from the electrical union.

The HVCA employers association said the 'commitment for further discussion' on increasing agency labour showed evidence of a willingness to modernise the national agreement for operatives.

But an Amicus source said: 'We are still opposed to more agency labour coming on site.'

The new agreement, which comes in on November 6, will see a 3.5 per cent hourly increase in the first year followed by rises of 3.5 per cent and 4 per cent in 2007 and 2008.