TASC CIOB Report :Job quality in Irish Construction

21 April 2021

The emergence of Ireland from the financial crisis that began in 2008 has been a long process. The construction sector more than any experienced large losses as many workers were made redundant and emigrated. The loss of labour, skills, and knowledge is among the reasons for our current housing problems. The arrival of Covid-19 presents further difficulties. It is therefore vital that construction work remains an attractive career open to all.

TASC has partnered with the Chartered Institute of Building to examine job quality in the Irish construction sector. It examines various aspect of job quality including pay, contractual stability, and general working conditions. It explores trends over time, and how Ireland compares to other European countries. Construction remains an import route to higher living standards for many, but challenges remain as the sector modernises.

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