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The DN of the Debate. The industry and trade unions mobilizing against crime in the field of construction

the Problems in the construction industry has been known for a long time, and has been exacerbated in recent years. Of the tray, and in the construction and rea

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The DN of the Debate. The industry and trade unions mobilizing against crime in the field of construction

the Problems in the construction industry has been known for a long time, and has been exacerbated in recent years. Of the tray, and in the construction and real estate companies have recognized that workplace accidents on the increase, working conditions, and wages and salaries to be dumped, and the crime has gained a foothold. They have longer and longer chains of sub-contractors, which are not to be checked, means that collective agreements have been circumvented. In our pursuit of building engineering, which is attractive, safe and healthy, we can't accept the fact that there are those who will cheat, break the rules or create their own terms and conditions.

We operate in the construction industry, will know the reality. Many people are doing well and working hard for the sound of building engineering. Nevertheless, trade unions and employers ' organisations, on a daily basis, lots of evidence to the contrary. We know that there is a huge cost. The cost of the lives and health of the exploitation of workers, loss of tax revenue, the increase in the construction projects, the distortion of competition.

The big loser, however, is a society that is annually affected by the social and economic costs of the mångmiljardklassen.

our scandinavian neighbours it is striking how the issues surrounding the crime in the construction sector is a priority on the political agenda to a much greater extent than is the case in Sweden.

We in the industry have done a lot of work to raise awareness, improve knowledge, and we have carried out a number of important initiatives. For example, in the day of the rules, which clearly indicates where the responsibility for the long ranks of the sub-contractors are located. Steps have been taken in order to better understand and apply the rules that are there. We are looking for a deeper co-operation with relevant bodies, as well as improved ID06), the system that controls the moving of our sites. However, it is not good enough!

Consequently, it is not at the date of faktaunderbyggda evidence to describe the nature and extent of the problem and the consequences of, let alone say, " how are you going to come to terms with it.

the Lack of a systematic and co-ordinated work in this type of crime is in the day against the well-organized actors, who are experts in how the non-compliance with laws, regulations, and rules. So, it can't continue.

There needs to be a convergence of forces, from the construction industry, in order to solve the problem.

today, we are launching a unique initiative: the Byggmarknadskommissionen. In the course of two years, Byggmarknadskommissionen identify the conditions on the Swedish market and present the proposal in favour of the sound of building engineering with a high social standards, and competition on a level playing field.

Byggmarknadskommissionen is going to work stand alone and have to have a way of working that is similar to that of a government investigation. It is going to work for two years to identify and provide a comprehensive picture of the real world. On the basis of this analysis, the commission should present a proposal on how the industry, government agencies, and the laws can be improved, in order to get rid of the problems with cheating and criminal behaviour on our sites.

collect the whole of the construction industry in a common aim of putting pressure on all the stakeholders who are responsible for the implementation of the changes that are needed.

as for what is happening in the offices of the day, and to respond with force.

this is

1 , Facts, and evidence-based policy proposals. , as long As we don't have the scale of the problem and the condition of the black-on-white, it is impossible to get the co-ordination of measures against crime and fraud on the Swedish market. Some of the companies and the governments can continue to dodge its responsibilities, and a common plan of action against the fraud will then be able to produce. There are many examples of good practice from other countries in the way in which the EU's acquis communautaire, can be used in order to create order and structure in the construction industry.

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Analysis of legislative, regulatory, and control systems. , It is necessary for a rich understanding of the laws, regulations, codes, and control systems. At both the national and at the EU level. The proposed changes should focus on the effectiveness of the current arrangements, as well as the barriers that exist with regard to the control, privacy, monitoring, and sanctions.

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A holistic approach to the construction of all of the led's. Of the day, there is no one body that takes a holistic approach to the construction of all the elements and processes: the client and the prime contractors 'responsibilities, authorities, trade unions and the employers' behalf to ensure a healthy work environment.

4 , Secure, and quality-assure the freedom of movement and competition. to The problems we see today in the american construction market, has resulted in the creation of the freedom of movement in Europe is being questioned in many quarters. The Swedish building engineering, is dependent on the skills and competition from foreign companies and foreign workers. However, it should not come at the expense of the Swedish model, in our framework, and collective bargaining agreements.

5 the objective of the public debate and political accountability. In our nordic neighbouring countries, it is striking how the issues surrounding the crime in the construction sector is a priority on the political agenda to a much greater extent than is the case in Sweden. We would like to see a higher degree of political accountability that responds to the requirements of a fair and sustainable system.

a : the union and the employer, to the largest construction companies, public sector, co-operative and private sector clients and the financial markets. The chairman of the commission, the former minister for housing Stefan Attefall. The commission is composed by representatives from all areas of the construction industry.

We have taken the initiative to Byggmarknadskommissionen spends a lot of time on the different sides of the negotiating table, and the like are not always the same. But in this we are absolutely united. It is a serious system failures that will cost society infinitely more than it is worth. The cost in lost lives and health, the loss of tax revenue and high cost of construction projects. There is a need for a more holistic view of both the industry and the government. And work, can't wait. It begins, therefore, to-day.
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