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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-12/1776 – measures in Poland
, applies locally
|Time period||Open ended, started on 16 March 2020|
Protection of workers, adaptation of workplace
– Occupational health and safety
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||12 February 2021 (updated 19 February 2021)|
German car manufacturer Volkswagen has been operating in Poznań, Poland, since 1993. The company has production facilities in Poznań, Swarzędz and Września, employing about 11,000 staff. Currently, the company allocates resources to increase the level of automation. For 5 spring weeks, VW suspended the production at its factories. The suspension of production and its resumption, as well as remote working, were severely challenging for the company; Volkswagen had to develop completely new solutions for the automotive production in a very short time.
To keep the process of automatic transformation and secure health and safety of 11,000 employees, the company introduced some new measures and solutions at its production and office departments:
All Volkswagen Poznań departments and employees.
Employees in standard employment
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|C - Manufacturing||C29 Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2021), Volkswagen Poznań: Sanitary and organisational adaptations in the automotive production, measure PL-2020-12/1776 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-12_1776.html
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