Detailed Category Descriptions and Operational Issues8

Class 8: Lower technical occupations: ‘skilled workers’

A modified labour contract is also typical for occupations in Class 8. Here the employer has some monitoring problems with employees in terms of work quality. There might also be a need to induce employees to invest in developing skills that are important to the employer. Those working in ‘skilled’ or lower technical occupations may also have organization specific skills or skills in short supply in the labour market. For all these reasons, some modifications to the basic labour contract may be required, such as a weekly wage, overtime pay, greater security of employment and so on.

Typical occupations in Class 8 would be 7222 tool-makers, 7231-2 fitters, 7136 plumbers and 8311 locomotive drivers.