EPSU has sent a letter to the prime minister protesting against the introduction of the so-called Shield Two law that allows for regulations to be passed to cut the jobs and pay and conditions of civil servants and other workers in public administration. Poland has not declared a state of emergency and yet the legislation was rushed through without the normal parliamentary procedure nor consultation with trade unions. Furthermore, parts of the Labour Code and legislation on collective redundancies will not apply if the regulations are implemented.
EPSU protests over threat to civil service pay and jobs
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Apr. 24, 2020
EPSU has today sent a letter to the prime minister of Poland,Mateusz Morawiecki, protesting agains the so-called Shield Two Act that poses a major threat to the jobs and pay and conditions of civil servants and other workers in public administration.
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Mar. 27, 2007 Around 20,000 workers in the Ministry of Defence and the Identity and Passport Service have been called out on a one-day strike on 30 March as part of the PCS union's campaign on pay and jobs that was launched with a two-day national strike in January. Around 230,000 civil servants will be taking action short of a strike on 30 March while a further 20,000 in a number of different departments will begin a month of working to rule.[Read more at > PCS (EN)->http://www.pcs.org.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=908761