Better Functioning of the European labour Market (FELM)
In 2020, the European Social partners of the construction industry (FIEC and EFBWW) adopted their multiannual work program for the construction industry covering a four-year period (2020-2023).
FIEC and EFBWW have strongly emphasized the European labour market challenges linked to the increased number of third country national companies and workers:
- Third countries companies on the EU construction market – a stronger presence of construction companies from third countries is observed, visible either via the takeover of European companies or through biddings in European tender procedures.
- Third country posted workers on the EU construction labour market – it is noted that an increasing number of posted workers from third countries (such as China; Venesuela, Ukraine; the Philippines) enter the EU and in particular construction industry.
The main objective of the project is to assess the specific (social and economic) challenges linked to the increased number of third country national companies and workers on the labour market in the construction industry and potentially present a series of recommendations.
The project will have a twofold approach, i.e. focusing on both business and workers challenges.