Poland -Package deal in the making for miners losing jobs -October 03, 2014

The government is preparing legislation allowing for 280 million zloty (some 67 million euro) from the state budget to be spent on shutting down the Kazimierz-Juliusz coal mine, putting over 1000 miners out of work.

The government is preparing legislation allowing for 280 million zloty (some 67 million euro) from the state budget to be spent on shutting down the Kazimierz-Juliusz coal mine, putting over 1000 miners out of work. The KHW-company, one of the country's biggest coal producers, had earlier decided that the colliery was not profitable and should be closed by the end of September 2014. The decision sparked a protest from workers, who also demanded the payment of overdue salaries. On September 27, the company's management reached an agreement with the miners, who then ended their protest. The firm agreed to find employment for the workers in other coal mines. The money set aside from the state budget is meant to cover costs of closing down the mine, including redundancy payments.

English: http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/183074,State-budget-to-pay-for-coal-mine ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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