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Industrial relations in Poland

  • Main trade union confederations:
    • NSZZ Solidarność Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union "Solidarność"
      (Niezależny Samorządny Związek Zawodowy „Solidarność”)
    • OPZZAll-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions
      (Ogólnopolskie Porozumienie Związków Zawodowych)
    • FZZ Trade Unions Forum
      (Forum Związków Zawodowych)

The state of labour market reforms

  • Background summary (last update: Oct 2016)
    • The labour market policy in Poland under the second coalition government of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska, PO) and the Polish Peasants’ Party (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowe, PSL), from 2011 until 2015, was marked by growing unilateralism, which ultimately resulted in trade unions abandoning the tripartite social dialogue in 2013. Nevertheless, the coalition cabinet introduced a number of significant modifications to the labour law. The major reforms effectuated during the four year term were as follows: Read more.

The state of pension reforms

Strikes: latest developments and data

  • Background summary (last update: Oct 2016)
    • Poland ranks at the bottom of industrial action statistics across Europe. This, however, should be considered in the context of the entire industrial relations landscape, where a vast part of the national workforce is deprived of any access to organised representation. Read more.

Latest EU Commission documents for Poland