– The discussion on brawls instigated by trade unions is very convenient for leaders – both unionists and politicians – writes President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowki in an article for “Rzeczpospolita”.
According to Malinowski, an election year is a good opportunity for the unions to show their strength and force politicians into bargaining. – What is at stake is the preservation of a strong and unchallenged position of trade union leaders, maintaining an unwritten pact according to which the boards of state-owned companies and decision makers do not investigate union leaders' actions – assesses the President of Employers of Poland.
He also points out that the self-assurance of union leaders who are destroying the country did not come from nowhere. According to him politicians from all over the political scene approach spoilt union leaders like a modern-day Neville Chamberlaine would. – They delude themselves and the public opinion that delaying the resolution of important issues and appeasing unions with further concessions will cause problems to solve themselves of their own accord – he writes. – They are facing not slow simpletons, but rather crafty and savvy specialists in protecting their interests – he adds.
In the opinion of the President of Employers of Poland, the consequences of this union-instigated unrest will be felt both by the economy as a whole and the energy industry. – Protests aimed at sopping necessary reforms erupt at a time when introducing such reforms is almost a question of life and death. We need to fulfill obligations outlined in the EU climate package. We need to put an end to a monopoly in energetics once and for all – this is what Brussels demands – emphasizes Malinowski.
– Coming back to miners' strikes: the Chairman of JSW has already won the dispute. Jarosław Zagórowski has become a symbol of an unyielding stance towards union vandals. Nothing can change that – concludes the President of Employers of Poland.