Building Chaos An International Comparison of Deregulation by Peter Phillips, Gerhard Bosch

By Peter Phillips, Gerhard Bosch

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Finally, economy-wide, deregulation has been associated with increased wage inequality, as less unionized workers and those with little individual bargaining power experience relative declining wages. Despite the continuance of centralized collective bargaining in construction, the industry as a whole is sharing in 18 Gerhard Bosch and Peter Philips this particular nationwide trend towards wage inequality. Deregulation in construction, however, has taken place mainly through structural changes in the industry.

The construction industry is a prominent example of such social partnership (van der Meer 1998). Construction firms are relatively well-organized in local and sectoral interest associations, whereas workers take part in inclusive trade union organizations. Since 1894, when the first collective agreement was signed, employers’ associations and trade unions The Netherlands 25 have created a highly developed system of regulations regarding wages and labor issues. The social partners work together to retain and produce a sufficient, broadly qualified labor force bound to the industry despite the cyclical and flexible nature of the production process.

These include the posted workers directive (1996), the recognition of qualification degrees (1992), and the recommendation 30 Marc van der Meer for public procurement (1993). European regulation has increased the already fierce level of competition within the industry. For example, within the Dutch formal institution of the Price Regulating Organization (PRO), construction firms that are members of an interest association were bound by a Code of Honor of Building Contractors. This Dutch code required construction companies to report any intended bid; moreover, the winner in the bidding process was required to compensate the other bidders for their bidding costs.

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