Netherlands -Lack of enforcement in road projects -November 13, 2014

FNV has accused the transport ministry’s roads department (Rijkswaterstaat) of a passive attitude towards the exploitation of workers despite all the evidence of abuse.

Based on a report by the research foundation SOMO, the building workers’ union FNV has accused the transport ministry’s roads department (Rijkswaterstaat) of a passive attitude towards the exploitation of workers despite all the evidence of abuse. The trade union stated that the department has a variety of options to check and monitor building companies working on its behalf but fails to do so. As a major road project client, Rijkswaterstaat has in the past been repeatedly confronted with violations of the law and exploitation of construction workers on its sites, such as on the recent work on the A2 and A4 motorways.

English: http://somo.nl/news-en/social-risks-at-government-construction-projects


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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