There are more and more ideas intend to improve the well-being of Poles, but also harm the economy. The Polish labour market is doing excellently – show GUS figures. However, we do not know for how long. The next months will see the coming into form of regulations which will make life harder for companies and have a negative impact on our growing economy. They can also worsen the situation of some employees, despite the fact that they were intended to help them.
The 500+ may take thousands of women off the labour market. The planned increase of the minimum wage to 12 PLN may mean that droves of employees reduced by companies unable to afford the sudden hike in labour costs will populate labour offices. Companies warn that as many as 65 000 people may be affected in the security sector alone. This is all the more probable as the imposition of social security contributions on contracts of order at the beginning of the year lead to 45 000 people losing their jobs in that sector.
These people may be joined by shop and commercial centre employees, should the ban on trade on Sunday, planned since last January, come into force. It is intended as a measure improving the work conditions in the sector. According to experts, ca. 10 percent of employees – 50 000 people – may face reductions.
– As a result, unemployment will decrease because the current economic situation is conducive to such a change, but it could decrease at an event faster rate – assesses Łukasz Kozłowski, expert of Employers of Poland. He also points out that in some segments of the market, including those where employees have the lowest qualifications, the role of the grey market may increase.