Right to left: Andrzej Malinowski, President of Employers of Poland ; Yu Ping, Sherpa B20 China; Janusz Pietkiewicz, Vicepresident of Employers of Poland.
On April 16-17th, representatives of Employers of Poland – President Andrzej Malinowski and Vicepresident Janusz Pietkiewicz participated in numerous sessions of B20 working groups and the meeting of the ministers of finance from G20 states in Washington DC, which accompanies the spring sessions of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.
Daniel Funes de Rioja, President of the International Organization of Employers, an organization of which Employers of Poland are the only Polish member, stated that structural reforms were the key to economic growth and social stability of G20 countries. He also expressed his concern caused by the delay in implementing said reforms, which means that the already serious problem with the labour market may turn into a large scale social crisis. He also emphasized that the insufficient number of jobs in relation to demand generated chiefly by young people is the main threat to social stability.
According to employers, structural changes should create favourable conditions for entrepreneurs, particularly SME’s and make it easier for them to create jobs. The aim of the urgent reforms they propose is to increase the number of jobs, therefore contributing to GDP growth, as well as to adapt the education system to the needs of the labour market.