Precarious Forms of Labour in the Construction Sector in Central America

Minor Mora-Salas (IRLE Scholar)

My research focuses on the ongoing changes in labor relations and working conditions in the construction sector in Central America due to the proliferation of different precarious work arrangements.  Analyzing feasible iniciatives, unions are developing to cope with precarious work and the dilemma they face once job precarity is well established as a new labor relation pattern, which is also a major concern.  The research aims to have a better understanding of  the main challenges Central American construction workers and unions are facing to deal with precarious work. It also looks to develop strategic lines of actions to help workers build independent trade unions, exercise their rights and improve their working and living conditions.