|Employees' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|European Federation of Building and Woodworkers||European construction Industry Federation|
Social dialogue in this sector covers:
In Europe, the construction sector is the biggest industrial employer in the EU. With more than 18.5 million employed, and more than 14 million businesses, it represents around 26% of industrial employment in the EU (7% of total employment).
The globalisation of construction activities is especially important for large civil engineering companies wishing to sell management and planning concepts and managerial and engineering skills. However, manual labour is generally carried out by the local workforce.
Challenges include seasonality and variable demand. Given its dependence on access to credit, the construction sector has been particularly hard hit by the crisis.
The Committee is currently focusing on:
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.
See also "European sectoral social dialogue – recent developments" (2010 brochure).