About: construction workers

Health 21-10-2021

MEPs unite to protect workers from toxic asbestos in ‘historic’ vote

The European Parliament has voted by a vast majority to adopt a report on protecting workers from asbestos in what has been dubbed a "historic" move.
Economy & Jobs 03-06-2021

EU risks becoming like the Gulf over exploitative labour

The growing phenomenon of labourers coming into Europe from south-east Asia and elsewhere is fuelling a dangerous rise in exploitative labour practices that requires urgent EU action, labour unions and civil society groups have warned.
Economy & Jobs 31-05-2021

Unions fear ‘political’ EU court opinion could unpick rules on posting workers

Trade unions fear that a "political" opinion from the European Court of Justice could lead to the overhaul the rules on the posting of workers employed with companies that hire out temporary staff and the single market.
Economy & Jobs 28-05-2021

‘We want positive action to combat exploitative labour in EU construction’

The EU needs to tackle social dumping and fraud in the construction sector that has been led by an emerging business model of exploitative labour, argues Tom Deleu in an interview with EURACTIV.
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Global Europe 04-05-2021

Building a real social safety net for construction workers in the EU

Every year, thousands of workers are misled and abused in all kinds of shady working deals. In most cases, these workers are not recruited by a regular construction company but by a so-called intermediary company. A lucrative business model in...