A new policy brief of the ETUI puts forward strategies trade unions can deploy to recruit members among posted workers in the construction industry. The recommendations are based on national experiences in Finland, the Netherlands and the UK.
Construction is an industry characterised by highly fragmented labour relations which are the result of long and complex subcontracting chains as well as of the use of agency workers,
self-employment and temporary employment.
The policy brief highlights several actions trade unions could use to engage with posted workers:
Finally, the policy brief also suggests the creation of a transnational union organisation able to protect hyper-mobile transnational workers, which will contribute to the sustainability of the union’s effort in organising posted workers.
Sonila Danaj and Markku Sippola (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)