Austria - Joint action by social partners in construction - June 30, 2017

The social partners in construction made a joint effort to lobby in Brussels against wage dumping. Trade union GBH and the employers’ organisation had several talks with representatives from EU institutions. The partners informed the EU representatives about a research outcome, titled ‘Wage and social dumping in construction’, prepared by the Graz University. This study reveals that workers from neighbouring countries can work 30% cheaper, because of the circumvention of social security and other mandatory payments. 

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The report (summary in German): …    

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