Poland - Union needed on stadium building site - November 21, 2010

By the end of October and in the framework of the Fair Play – Fair Work Euro Sport 2012 Campaign, the building site of the new stadium in Wroclaw was visited by representatives of Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI), from the building unions of Solidarnosc and ZZ Budowlani, from Swedish and Dutch BWI affiliates as well as by inspectors from the Polish Work Inspection (PIP). The stadium is being built by German contractor Max Bögl and about 20 subcontractors, employing workers from Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, and Ukraine. It turned out that except the German workers the construction site is not organised by any union, and that there is no collective bargaining agreement in place. The Polish unions intend to organise construction sites and continue to push for an increase of the minimum wage (actually € 330 gross per month) and the conclusion of collective agreements for the construction sector (see also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 November 2009).

English: http://www.bwint.org/default.asp?Index=3075&Language=EN

 

This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2010.


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