Employers of Poland participated in a meeting on social dialog organized by President of Poland, attended by social partner and Minister of Labour and Social Policy Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz.
A meeting in the same formula also took place on January 7th. The objective of this cycle of events is overcome the impasse in social dialog in the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs which has continued for almost two years now.
After one and a half years of negotiation, employers’ organizations and trade union managed to elaborate a common draft of an act regulating the functioning of a new institution of tripartite dialog – the Social Dialog Council.
– This act has been agreed upon by all parties in about 90 percent – assessed Andrzej Malinowski, president of Employers of Poland.
Talks in the formula of autonomous dialog are undoubtedly and achievement for social partners. This is appreciated by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy which accepted a vast majority of suggestions they put forward. Contentious propositions are to be decided on at the next meeting, planned for March 20-21st.
– In the coming days further meetings will take place. I am convinced that they are very likely to result in the draft being agreed upon by all three parties. This would be a true triumph of the principle of social dialog as the basis for resolving key social problems in Poland – emphasized the President of Employers of Poland.
During the meeting at his Chancellery, President Komorowki announced that he would attempt to influence the Parliament so that the act is passed before the end of this term.
– However, full agreement on the act and the will to implement it together are required – Bronisław Komorowski pointed out.
President Komorowski also intends to get involved in the implementation of this regulation and its annual monitoring. He also proposed the establishment of a Centre for Dialog, which would work outside of the tripartite formula, with the participation of NGOs.