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Support grows for Time for Change campaign

Two more organisations have pledged their support and are preparing to publicise the Time for Change campaign and the online petition urging the government to discuss placing retention funds in trust.

Information about the campaign has been included in the newsletter distributed to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) database.

The JIB, which sets the standards for employment, welfare, grading and apprentice training in the electrical contracting industry, has approximately 30,000 people on its list of ECS cardholders, a large proportion of whom work for companies that have experienced issues with retentions.

With the JIB contact being made through the Electrical Contractors’ Association, another supporter of Time for Change, the all-inclusive aims of the campaign are taking shape.

This can be equally applied to the Glass and Glazing Federation and its agreement to publicise Time for Change to its members, urging them to sign the online petition. H&V News is continuing to speak to other organisations and request more support from all sectors of the industry.

B&ES, one of the first supporters of the campaign since its launch in November 2014, has continued to inform its members about the online petition.

It recently announced plans to host a roundtable discussion at its offices on the subject of retentions, in support of the campaign.

The number of signatures for the petition passed the 1,000 mark earlier this month, but there is still a long way to go to reach the 100,000 required to drive a parliamentary debate.

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