In addition to its role as a trade association, BESA has a parallel role as an employers’ organisation.
It is in this role that BESA publishes standard wage rates for hourly paid, site-based Operatives which are negotiated on behalf of employers with the trade union, Unite, and salaries for staff employees, which are negotiated with the staff association, EESA (a while collar section of Unite).
Equally, there are actions in relation to employment affairs and human resources issues which the Association undertakes in its role as the sector's representative body to Government, the Confederation of British Industry and other key national and international organisations.
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Two salary standards are given for each grade of the Agreement:
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