BBES` John Moore suggests the union is being stormed because it fears it will lose its influence – Unite is currently implementing the JIB agreement for electricians in collaboration with the ECA. « Existing agreements give them considerable influence and are not interested in modernizing the sector, » says Moore. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), which represents employers in the sector, has agreed with the Unite union to increase rates by 2.5% per hour from October 2018, followed by a further increase of 2.75% from October 2019. The dispute centres on the decision of seven contractors – including Gratte Brothers and Balfour Beatty Engineering Services (BBES) – to remove the 40-year Joint Industry Board (JIB) from the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Unite in favour of a new agreement from the Heating and Ventilating Contractors Association (HVCA). This could have a significant impact on thousands of workers and change the shape of the heavy sector of research and development firms. D, which represents about 4,000 companies, which run $9 billion a year. The NATIONAL operational agreement BESA defines the social benefits and pension contributions needed for workers covered by the agreement. Welplan is the preferred provider for the provision of social benefits. It was originally the National Association of Master Heating – Domestic Engineers and was to represent the commercial interests of engineers and not individual engineers who could enter the Institution of Heating – Ventilating Engineers (now CIBSE) since 1897.  After a series of labour disputes with employers, the contracting committee was established in January 1904 and held its first formal meeting in March and its first Council meeting on June 14, 1904. 14 founding members joined six other companies.
 Judd says that the HVCA is primarily being redesigned to better represent the range of benefits of its existing members. « This is a clearer presentation of what we stand for. Many of our members do more than H-V, » he says. He acknowledged, however, that the BESNA initiative and the interruption of merger negotiations with the Court were « factors » behind the change in fame. The two trade associations – which share the same office building in west London rather clumsily – were cancelled because HVCA was convinced by the demands of the HGV companies for a more homogeneous M-D sector, whereas the CEC was not. The HVCA assisted the contractors in the development of the BESNA agreement and will become the Construction and Engineering Services Association in March. These agreements apply with the Unite union (for companies paid every hour) and its EESA employee service (for employees).