The BUAG (the act) regulations are significantly different from the general Holiday Act, since the working cycle of construction workers is characterised by seasonal interruptions.
Since construction workers may be disadvantaged under the general Holiday Act, the BUAG aims to facilitate the acquisition and utilisation of annual leave.
The functions of BUAK include data storage, organising contribution payments by the companies and administration and investment of the funds received.
When a worker takes annual leave, leave pay is remitted to the relevant company for proper settlement.
The leave provisions are characterised by being company-neutral, but branch-specific.
This means that the construction worker will be able to earn the entitlement weeks required for leave qualification (at least 26) at different companies.
The leave itself can therefore also be taken at a company where the worker has no claim yet under his/her present employment (subject to all these companies falling within the scope of BUAG).