The Walloon government approved Thursday a directive formalizing measures seeking to combat social dumping through public markets. The directive makes it now obligatory for the Walloon contracting authorities to insert social clauses in their markets when reaching one million euros.
“Under a vision of social responsibility, the regional public powers are invited to integrate social concerns in their activities, particularly in the public labour markets that they serve,” explained the government.
For these markets, ‘ready made’ tools have been defined in a manner that every Walloon contracting authority may easily include in special registries what is applicable in relation to the stipulations of the directive. The different stakeholders of the labour markets will continue to be accompanied by facilitators of social clauses.
In relation to the competencies and the entities concerned, the proper application of the directive shall be controlled by the Finance Inspection and/or government commissioners.