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About the pension scheme reform, labour costs and social dialogue between the minister and entrepreneurs


On February 29, the Minister of Labour and Social Policy, Władyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz, met some representatives of companies belonging to the Employers of Poland.


According to the Minister, steps should be taken to support the employment of mature individuals, modify telecommuting and allow the introduction of individual working hours - This matter must be elaborated in the agreement between the employer and the employee - said the minister who also put great importance to the use of the Labour Fund for the effective recruitment. He also drew attention to the activities of Labour Offices that should deal with the active form of seeking employment, rather than with only the registration of the unemployed. He also highlighted a very important role of social dialogue and consultation.


Employers, on the other hand, emphasized the problems associated with high costs of labour, collective bargaining and the introduction of flexible working hours, and also referred to the issue of competitiveness of Polish companies that, due to the increased workload, is becoming increasingly smaller. A lot of space was devoted to the trade unions and their cooperation - or rather, lack thereof - with entrepreneurs. Participants also referred to, bizarre in their opinion, the maintenance of so-called “kominówka” (high income).