Employers’ organizations aspiring to participate in social dialog will have to meet more restrictive representativeness criteria.
The act on the Social Dialog Council is an initiative of the biggest employers’ organizations and trade unions and it has been agreed on down to small details. Why is it so restrictive, then? Paradoxically, the long negotiations may be a cause. In their course, two ideas emerged. One (advocated by Lewiatan and Employers of Poland) is supposed to have included the requirement for representative organizations to associate other organizations. The other, by BCC and the Polish Craft Association, did not involve such a solution.
– The draft of the act including the requirement of associating local organizations was accepted by all parties, so I am surprised to hear of any objections so late in the process – says Arkadiusz Pączka of Employers of Poland. The new rules could spell problems even for big employers’ organizations – after the act comes into force they will retain their representative status, but they will have to meet the criteria of the new act by 2018.