Employers do not like the plans of the ministry of labour, regarding changes in the trade union act. They do not object to people on civil contracts and the self-employed having the right to establish and join unions, but they do not want their rights to be completely equal with the rights granted by a contract of employment.
A decisive “no” on this issue is included in the common position of Employers of Poland. Lewiatan, Business Centre Club and the Polish Crafts Association. Thus, employers’ organizations active in the Social Dialog Council unanimously reacted to the draft of an amendment to the trade union act prepared by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, intended to come into force in the first quarter of 2017. Employers’ organizations argue that it extends beyond the issues it was supposed to regulate.