There have been technological changes in the industry, notably the increasing use of environment-friendly technologies. There is a need for skills training for workers and managerial training for enterprises to adapt to such changes. The decentralization of government activities related to construction bring new demands for local authorities, involved on a large amount of construction activities through direct administration and/or contracting private enterprises. Following, there is a need to build the capacity of local authorities regarding labour issues in construction.
The construction industry generates jobs for large numbers of people. Labour conditions vary widely throughout the world. The Sectoral Policies Department (SECTOR) has undertaken research on emerging labour issues in the construction industry, facilitated social dialogue among the ILO’s tripartite constituents, provided technical advice, and developed practical tools, policy recommendations, and training modules used by the headquarters and field offices.