7th JUNE 2016

     Ms Chairman,

Mr. Secretary General

Ladies & Gentlemen,

It is a great honour to speak on behalf of Polish employers on the 105th of the International Labour Conference. With a great care we listened to reports of the Director-General of the ILO - addressed to the delegates, all actors of the real economy leading 105th Session of the ILC.

The report is detailed, analytical and comprises extensive information and level of results on ILO involvement in implementing and achieving strategic targets and outcomes set by the Organization for next years. With a great pleasure to note the involvement of the ILO in the key topics related to the problems of global economy for example: global supply chains; decent work for peace, as well as the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

Polish employers share Director General and Governing Body’s efforts for the full tripartite support for the supervisory system of standards. Polish economy during the recent global crisis not reached a negative indicators However, in recent times we had to work actively for the reactivation of social dialogue institutions.

At the late of 2015 through a consensus - launched the Social Dialogue Council - which replaced the Tripartite Commission for Socio-Economic Affairs. Introduced the principle of rotation of presidency of the Council in our opinion, it is good practice for the effective operation for the Council. We also hope for active implementation of policies related to the promotion of entrepreneurship and reducing unemployment. The changing economic reality requires a dynamic adaptation. We would like to address the issue of balance in contractual arrangements, development of flexible forms of work in the context of permanent contracts. Of course, we should reduce the number of unjustified civil contracts, fixed term contracts.

Another challenge for all sides of social dialogue in my country is the activation of the youth in the labour market. Despite the relatively low unemployment, and reached this year about 9 percent. There is still a serious problem with a fairly large share of youth people who have trouble entering the labour market. We implement activities related to the upgrading of vocational education in close collaboration with employers and the implementation of the training system.

The challenge in the near future will be the project of changes on Trade Unions Act. The proposed provisions of the Act are difficult to accept by the employers. Changes can cause an imbalance of sides of social dialogue. We hope on the collaboration with partners from trade unions to achieve a compromise for all sides of the social dialogue.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

In conclusion, I want to stress that all of the discussions at this Conference, as well as conclusions and recommendations that come out of it, will serve us as important arguments for all delegations. Besides this, plenary debates should add value and have concrete consequences for ILO actions.

Thank you for your attention.