|Workers' organisations||Employers' organisations|
|European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW)||European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC)|
Social dialogue in this sector covers activities defined by NACE (Rev.2) codes 41, 42 and 43:
- construction of buildings
- civil engineering
- specialised construction activities.
With over 14m workers (Eurostat, 2014 Labour Force Survey data) in over 3m firms (Eurostat, 2013 Business Statistics), the construction sector is the EU's biggest industrial employer. The challenges it faces include:
- the fact that firms andtheir workers have to move to the location where the product is built
- seasonal and variable demand
- demographic change
- technological change
- the greening of the economy.
The sectoral social dialogue committee is currently focusing on:
- demographic change and how to take into account an ageing workforce
- initiatives for youth employment
- youth and vocational training
- fostering a culture of health and safety
- improving the functioning of the labour market
- mobility within the single market.
Activities & meetings
Check the library entries for this sectoral social dialogue committee.
- 2015 - Joint pledge to the European Alliance for Apprenticeships
- 2015 - Joint position: towards a level playing field in the European construction sector
- 2015 - Joint position on a proposal for a directive on single-member private limited liability companies
- 2015 - Joint website on initiatives for youth employment in the construction sector
- Updated 2015 - Joint website on posting of workers in the construction industry
- 2014 - Joint report on social identity cards in the construction industry
- 2012-14 - Joint guide for developing health & safety management systems
- 2011-14 - Joint information modules for safer handling of asbestos
- 2011, 2012, 2013 - Joint statements on enforcement of posting directive
- 2013 - Joint position on fighting against Abnormally Low Tenders (ALTs) in public procurement
- 2012 - Joint opinion on the new community strategy on health and safety for 2013-2020
- 2011, 2012 - Joint position on the proposal for a directive on intra-corporate transfers (ICT)