Poland - Industrial action looms at steel fabricator Huta Pokoj - April 30, 2018

Workers at steel stockpiler and fabricator Huta Pokoj, are carrying out a strike ballot for possible industrial action to demand wage increases. Unions have been unable to reach an agreement with Pokoj’s management during wage negotiations, which have been ongoing for months. They are also seeking wage increases for workers at other subsidiaries of coal exporter Weglokoks, namely Euroserwis, Euroblacha and Eurokonstrukcje. Workers are demanding a raise of 71.50 euro in monthly wages, claiming the majority of workers are paid minimum wage or only slightly above. Huta Poloj’s management offered an increase of around 49 euro a month, based on a lower overtime rate and cuts in allowances.

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