Netherlands - Building sector wants own compliance control - February 28, 2017

Construction firms want their own ‘pay deal police’ to check if pay and collective agreement rules are respected. The industry employs some 118,000 people on freelance contracts and between 40,000 and 60,000 agency workers, often from abroad. Large building firms, which include Dura Vermeer, Heijmans and Bam, want personnel checks at the gate and independent inspectors who will carry out on site checks on personnel files. The unions are rather sceptical and refer to the subcontracting practices; big players often have little influence on subcontractors such as Rimec but they are legally responsible for fake contracts.

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