The National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT) has announced its support of the H&V News Time for Change campaign in a press release issued to the industry’s trade publications today (20 February).
In the release, NAPIT outlined the aims of the campaign and the reasons for launching the online petition last November and urged all industry personnel to sign and then ask all their colleagues and contacts to do the same.
Focusing on the issue of retention clauses within construction industry contracts, the initial goal of Time for Change is to have these placed in trust funds in future.
NAPIT also reminded readers that the campaign was an industry-wide initiative that aimed to present a united front that will make more of an impact on the government and relevant authorities.
Chief executive Michael Andrews said: “At NAPIT, we feel it is important that the industry works together to start repairing relationships between contractors and subcontractors to ensure positive work practices.
“The Time for Change campaign is a great way to begin the journey towards a more united industry and we are pleased to support it.”
NAPIT is the latest trade body to support the campaign, joining others such as B&ES, SEC Group, ECA, APHC, BEAMA and FETA, among others.
H&V News invites everyone involved with the industry to sign the petition, including individuals, companies and organisations of all description.
Further coverage of retentions and payment issues will be published in next week’s issue, the digital version of which will be posted online on 25 February.