President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski was a guest of TV Rzeszów. In his opinion, the Polish labour market has been destroyed by a disastrous public procurement system. – Public procurements not only did not take social issues into consideration, but first and foremost are based on the catastrophic lowest price criterion – Malinowski assessed.
– When the government tries to – in a populist move, I must say – impose the 13 PLN minimum per hour wage, I am asking: did all public institutions contracting eg. cleaning and security services prepare their budgets for an increased minimum wage? Will the Minister of Finance guarantee that there will be money for this? – said the President of Employers of Poland.
He also emphasized that some solutions intended as support measures for young people entering the labour market will have an effect completely contrary to intentions. In his view, removing the 80 percent of the minimum wage threshold for young employees will mean that employers – given that they will have to pay the full minimum age anyway – will prefer more experienced employees.