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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-29/2835 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 15 July 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
Responses to inflation
– Increasing income in general
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||12 September 2022 (updated 19 September 2022)|
Polska Grópa Górnicza S.A. (PGG, the Polish Mining Group), the biggest coal producer in the EU, agreed to pay compensatory benefits to the coal industry workers. The measure aims to cover for inflationary loss of real income, and came as as a result of a strike.
Since this is a company policy, there is no legal reference to provide. An agreement was signed between the PGG union and the PGG board of directors.
The measure covers approximately 36,000 workers of Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. (PGG). The exact benefits are:
This wave of benefits is expected to cover inflationary losses for the second quarter. The agreement also specifies that two next waves of benefits will follow (compensating for inflation in the third and fourth quarters).
The overall cost of this wave of benefits amounts to approx. PLN 200 million (approx. €42.6 million). The agreement between the union and the board of PGG directors also specified several minor changes to remuneration system to cover for inflation.
No data to report now.
||Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Company / Companies
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||No involvement|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|B - Mining And Quarrying||B5 Mining of coal and lignite|
|Occupation (ISCO level 2)|
|Labourers in mining, construction, manufacturing and transport|
Eurofound (2022), Financial benefits for coal industry workers, measure PL-2022-29/2835 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-29_2835.html
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