Anti-union discrimination: government advised to amend legislation [Poland]

Author: Sławomir Paruch & Roch Pałubicki, of Soltysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak, Published on: 27 June 2012

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has provided the Polish government with recommendations that it change the legislation concerning employees' freedom of association…the national commission of Solidarity, the Polish independent self-governing trade union, submitted a complaint to the ILO…allege[ing] that Polish legislation restricted the rights of certain categories of worker to establish and join trade unions and did not effectively protect against acts of anti-union discrimination. The complaint was investigated by the ILO Committee on Freedom of Association…[T]he committee requested that the government take necessary measures to ensure that all workers, without any distinction…enjoy the right to establish and join trade unions. The government was also requested to amend the Act on Trade Unions to ensure that home-based workers can establish and join trade unions…the committee [also] recommended that the government ensure that all workers and their representatives enjoy adequate protection against acts of anti-union discrimination…

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