Companies and unions do not rule out negotiations on a social contract. Its form depends on how an improvement in work conditions will be pursued – writes “DGP”.
If employers increase wages and use contracts of employment, it will get support eg. for tax deductions or ZUS contributions. This is the basis of a “wage pact” – a social contract the government wants to agree with both employers and trade unions. The success of this initiative depends mostly on the former group. Opinions gathered by “DGP” suggest that both sides are interested in such an agreement.
– Every solution aimed at facilitating contracts of employment and higher wages is worth considering – says Henryk Nakonieczny, member of the National Committee of “Solidarność” for social dialog and negotiation.
Social partners are particularly interested in the scope of entities which would be parties to the agreement.
– The question is whether the pact would only apply to members of employers’ organizations and trade unions represented in the Social Dialog Council or be just a declaration providing a set of guidelines to an act which would extend its power to companies and employees who are not represented in the Council – remarks attorney Monika Gładoch, adviser to the President of Employers of Poland.