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Factsheet for measure PL-2020-40/1632 – Updated – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 30 September 2020|
|Type||Non-binding recommendations or other texts|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics)|
|Measure added||30 December 2020 (updated 29 September 2023)|
Following the spring outbreak of COVID-19 and hasty implementation of anti-crisis government policies, virtually no social dialogue at the central level has been taking place. The situation became even more tense after an attempted move by the government to limit the autonomy of the Social Dialogue Council (RDS), the central tripartite body see case PL-2020-13/1158 .
In late summer the climate started to improve somewhat see case PL-2020-10/1378 and in late September RDS met for the first time in several months, which resulted in a series of bipartite (employee and employers sides, no government) resolutions on vital issues of the body's interest in the current situation.
This entry is about the Resolution no. 88. The subject of the Resolution is public aid to be provided to companies from food industry and tourism.
The Resolution 88 includes number of postulates concerning food industry and tourism. In the first place there is a need stressed for a tripartite negotiations aiming to resolve the following issues:
The bipartite resolutions have declaratory power and symbolic meaning only, as government does not have to acknowledge any postulates of social partners expressed in such form. However, in this particular case the postulates made by the social partners are somewhat reflected in the Sectoral Shield see case PL-2020-44/1344 which addresses the needs of companies from the tourism industry, although, there is no direct causal link between the Resolution 88 and the piece of legislation.
|Applies to all workers||
|Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners jointly
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative||Agreed (outcome) incl. social partner initiative|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
The resolution emerged as a result of the social partner's initiative.
Supportive, as this is their own action.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|I - Accommodation And Food Service Activities||I55 Accommodation|
|I56 Food and beverage service activities|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2020), Social partners address economic challenges: Food industry and tourism, measure PL-2020-40/1632 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2020-40_1632.html
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