Poland -Confederation delivers petition on minimum wage increase -July 25, 2011

The Solidarnosc union confederation has delivered a petition with 300,000 signatures to the country’s parliament calling for an increase in the statutory minimum wage. The confederation wants the government to meet its commitment to raise the minimum wage so that it reaches 50% of the average wage. Earlier, on 30 June, up to 50,000 people took part in a Solidarity demonstration in Warsaw in protest against the government’s record of “high prices, high unemployment and low wages”. Those participating in the demonstration also signed the minimum wage petition.

English: http://www.epsu.org/cob/433  

http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/46775,Solidarity-trade-union-protests-low-wages ...

Polish: http://www.solidarnosc.org.pl/pl/aktualnosci/pietrowym-autobusem-po ...

 

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 2011.


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