The Presidential Palace wants to reinvigorate social dialog. On Thursday, Andrzej Duda appointed 59 members of the Social Dialog Council – an institution which is the successor of the Tripartite Commission for Socioeconomic Affairs.
The latter practically ceased to function in 2013, when the government passed an amendment to the Labour Code in Sejm without consultation with the unions. As a consequence, the unions decided not to participate in the in the Commission’s works, effectively freezing social dialog.
The new institution will include representatives of the government, employers and employees. The government will be represented by 6 ministers and 2 viceministers. Three unions – “Solidarność”, OPZZ and FZZ – will have 8 representatives each, four employers’ associations – Lewiatan, Employers of Poland, Business Centre Club and the Polish Craft Association – will have 6 each.