Sectoral Employment Order
Legislation has been introduced by the Minister of State at the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation which provides the construction sector and the mechanical and engineering sector with a Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) for the Construction Sector and SEO for the Mechanical Engineering Building Services Contracting Sector. The SEOs recommend rates of pay for specified workers as well as pension, sick pay and death in service for such workers aged between 18 and 65.
View the list of specified workers who are covered under the legislation.
The Minister has indicated that the pension scheme for workers under the SEO should operate under particular standards and benefits for members. CWPS meets all the criteria set out by the Minister in the legislation so employers who have all their specified workers in CWPS can be assured that they fulfil their legal obligations under the SEO to have their workers covered for death in service and sick pay benefits.
Pension Contribution Rates
The CWPS pension rates correspond to rates set out in the SEO.
SEOs for Employers – what does it mean for you?
Employers in both the construction and mechanical engineering sectors are now legally obliged to implement the recommendations of the SEOs for all their specified workers aged between 18 and 65. You can view our helpful video here.
SEOs for Employees – what does it mean for you?
If you are an employee working in the construction or mechanical engineering sector who are covered by the SEOs, your employer should ensure that you are registered in CWPS so you can start saving for your retirement and also be covered for death in service and sick pay benefits. You can view our helpful video here.