One-time bonus payment of 700 PLN, as well as changing the remuneration and assessment system in consultation with the unions – such are the key elements of an agreement ending collective bargaining in Toyota Motor Manufacturing Poland Sp. z o.o. Mediation conducted by Michał Kuszyk concluded a conflict that lasted for 5 months.
The payment will be made on July 28th. The remuneration and assessment system will be revised and accepted after consultation with the unions. Agreement was reached late at night on July 13 and early in the morning of July 14th, ending a disagreement dating back to February 2016. Back then, the unions demand a 4.5 percent increase in basic wages for 2015 for all employees. The negotiated raise will be 4 percent. Another demand put forth by OPZZ, NSZZ “Solidarność” and KADRA involved a raise of 250 PLN in basic wages. After earlier negotiations it was established that there will be no raise, but employers will receive a healthcare benefit package worth 120 PLN. Estimations made by the unions show that the total sum of bonuses, including those that have already been paid, is 17000 to 2300 PLN.
The conclusion of the collective bargaining is a success of experienced mediator Michał Kuszyk, certified by the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy, and professionally active in the Polish Copper Employers’ Association, member of Employers of Poland.
The Toyota factory in Wałbrzych is one of the largest factories in the Wałbrzych Special economic Zone and the biggest producer of components for the company outside Japan. It employs 1 454 people (figures for June 30th 2016) and produces gearboxes and motors for Toyota Aygo, Yaris, Avensis and Corolla, as well as gearboxes for the British company Lotus.