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What is the construction or operation contract?

Verified 28 October 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

A private sector employee may be hired on a construction or operation contract.

The construction or operation contract is concluded for an indefinite period.

It ends when the work or operation is completed.

The collective agreement or a company agreement shall lay down the conditions under which it is possible to use a construction or operation contract.

The collective agreement or company agreement shall determine the following measures:

  • Size of companies involved
  • Activities
  • Information on the nature of the work or operation
  • Termination pay and allowances
  • Training guarantees
  • Method of breaking the contract when the work or operation cannot be completed or is completed in advance

The termination of the work or the operation is a justified reason for breach of contract for real and serious reasons.

The dismissal procedure for personal reasons applies.

If treaty provisions as provided for, an employee who has been laid off at the end of a construction or operation contract may be given priority for re-employment in CDI: titleContent in the company.

Please note

in the absence of a collective agreement or a company agreement, it is possible to conclude a construction or operation contract in areas where its use is usual and in accordance with the practice of the profession. For example, in a company in the construction sector.