Employers of Poland are the oldest, the largest and the most representative employers’ organization in the country. We have accompanied Poland’s political and economic transformation from the very beginning, since 1989, by representing interests of entrepreneurs of all sectors and businesses. The Confederation forms an association of entrepreneurs of 12 000 companies who employ over 5 million employees; the most of all such organizations in Poland. We are a partner of social dialog, a participant in the Social Dialog Council (formerly the Tripartite Commission for Socio-Economic Affairs) and a co-originator of independent dialog.
We delegate members to international institutions dealing with socio-economic issues – the International Organization of Employers, the International Labour Organization, the European Economic and Social Committee, the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD and – as the only Polish employers’ organization – to the B20, an advisory body to the G20 group.
Our chief objective has always been to support the creation of an employer-friendly state. We build our position on the principles of professionalism, objectivity, reliability and effectiveness.
Starting on September 9th 2015, this objective is also pursued by actively participating in the Social Dialog Council. Employers of Poland have consistently advocated the establishment of this institution ever since the trade unions left the Tripartite Commission for Socio-Economic Affairs in 2013. As a representative employers’ organization, Employers of Poland now have a bigger impact on lawmaking – which is not to say that our influence has not been significant before the establishment of the Council.
If it had not been for us, the principle of resolving interpretative ambiguities in favour of the taxpayer would not have been introduced to the Tax Ordinance. We can be proud of the recently adopted, balanced changes in the Labour Code – also a result of our efforts. Employers of Poland have also made a key contribution to the special act on energy transfer, thanks to which investments of strategic importance to Poland’s energy security will be carried out faster.
Representatives of Employers of Poland are everywhere where things important for business and entrepreneurs happen: at Sejm and Senate sessions, in various advisory bodies to state institutions. Experts of Employers of Poland, who are among distinguished specialists, publish in academia, advise decision makers and comment on the socio-economic reality. Conferences organized by our Organization represent a valuable contribution to public debate and social consultations.
We treat all Polish entrepreneurs equally – regardless of their size, the sector in which they operate and their ownership structure. Everyone’s interests are equally important for us, because we know we have to act together in order to make the legal environment of our economy more practical and rational.
Employers of Poland represent the common interests of its members, who often compete on the market but are aware of the need for a common effort for the good of business and entrepreneurs in general.
We support initiatives aimed at strengthening the position of Polish employers both internationally and domestically.
Employers of Poland cooperate with social partners – trade unions and other employees’ organizations – so as to achieve common profits resulting from economic growth, just and stable employment conditions, work safety and the well-being of the society.
We exert influence on public authorities at all levels, so that the voice of employers is taken into consideration when making decisions about the future of our country.
Employers of Poland shape and promote the image of employers and entrepreneurs as the creators of gross national income and job providers who contribute to the development of our country and the fulfillment of the individual aspirations of its citizens.