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Factsheet for measure PL-2022-34/2806 – measures in Poland
|Country||Poland , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 15 August 2022|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Employment protection and retention
– Income support for people in employment (e.g., short-time work)
|Author||Jan Czarzasty (Warsaw School of Economics) and Eurofound|
|Measure added||06 September 2022 (updated 19 September 2022)|
The aim of the measure is to ensure income continuity and continuity of providing services by companies sanctioned for their involvement with the Russian government. Whilst the sanctions aim to prevent the ability to financially support the Russian regime, the support for workers helps the domestic customer not to lose access to the services provided by a company.
Legal reference: Ustawa z dnia 5 sierpnia 2022 r. o zmianie ustawy o szczególnych rozwiązaniach w zakresie przeciwdziałania wspieraniu agresji na Ukrainę oraz służących ochronie bezpieczeństwa narodowego oraz ustawy o Krajowej Administracji Skarbowej.
Eligibility criteria: Workers employed by the companies which are on the Ministry of the Interior list of companies supporting the Russian regime (i.e. companies sanctioned by the Polish government). Only workers who did not receive their agreed remuneration are eligible to receive the money from the Fund (FGŚP - Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund).
Scale of support per person: Financial support can amount maximum to three months of remuneration, with the monthly remuneration reimbursement capped at average wage from the previous quarter.
The total scale of support cannot be estimated now, as the Fund is used for other types of financial aid too.
No data to report now.
|Applies to all workers||
||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:
Eurofound (2022), Financial support for workers affected by sanctions, measure PL-2022-34/2806 (measures in Poland), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/PL-2022-34_2806.html
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