The Social Dialog Council has adopted a negative position on the project involving fixed financing of the wages of doctors and nurses from the Labour Fund. The opinion has the support of all employers’ organizations and trade unions represented in the Council.
Thus far, the sum assigned for the internships of medical professionals has been included in the act accompanying the budget one year at a time. The solution suggested by the government would make it a fixed mechanism.
Employers of Poland had suggested before that resources of the Fund should not be spent onth wages of resident doctors, particularly given that employers learned of the changes planned by the Ministry of Health by accident.
Social partners agree that the resources of the Labour Fund, which come from employers’ contributions, should be spent on combatting and preventing unemployment.
Moreover, employers and trade unions represented in the Council have not reached an agreement on a common position regarding the government guidelines for the 2017 budget, the suggested increase in wages in the public sector in 2017 and next year’s minimum wage.
As outlined in the Social Dialog Council act, if the parties do not agree on a common position within 10 days of the presentation of the draft of the budget for consultation, each party (employers and trade unions) may adopt a position within 5 working days of the previous deadline. If a party fails to agree a position, each organization represented in the Council may present its own position within further 3 working days.