Locked content Christmas Eve could become national day off

The PSL-UED party has submitted to the Sejm a draft amendment to the Act on non-working days, which assumes that Good Friday and Christmas Eve should be made national holidays. The new regulations would come into force in 2019. Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska said that ...

Locked content Possible changes to 500+ program in 2019

The Law and Justice party (PiS) may make changes to one of its flagship social programs. The issue of increasing the government subsidy for families will be resolved before the autumn local elections. According to reports in the media, PiS plans to change its flagship 500+ program, which is a benefi...

Locked content Unemployment rate unchanged at 5.7% in October – Rafalska

The unemployment rate in October was 5.7 percent, unchanged from September, the Minister of Labor Elżbieta Rafalska said. The Ministry also informed that in October the number of vacancies reported by employers to labor offices amounted to 128,000 and grew by 9,400, or 7.9 percent compared to Septem...

Unemployment rate at 5.8% in September

September unemployment rate remained unchanged compared to August and stood at 5.8 percent, the Minister of Labor Elżbieta Rafalska said. The number of unemployed people in September was about 948,900, which is 9,700 less than in August. On the annual basis, unemployment decreased by 15.1 percent.

Locked content Unemployment in May at 6.1% – Rafalska

The unemployment rate in May was recorded at 6.1 percent, dropping by 0.2 percentage points from April, Minister of Family, Labor and Politics Elżbieta Rafalska said. This is in line with the expectations of economists. On a yearly basis, unemployment in May dropped by 1.2 percentage points. “...

Locked content Sunday trade ban bill could be amended if needed – Labor Minister

If there are any problems resulting from the act banning retail trade on Sundays, it will be amended, said the Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska. “For now, we are working with the National Labor Inspectorate on common interpretations, regulations. It is a practice in Pol...

Labor Ministry: 424k pension applications filed

According to the Ministry of Labor, some 424k pension application applications have been filed in September to the Social Security fund (ZUS), resulting from lowering the retirement age which came into force in October last year. “The impact of the lower retirement age was not as strong as initially...

Locked content Morawiecki still hopes for OFE reform to be launched next years

Despite earlier media reports that due to disagreements between Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki and Labor Minister Elżbieta Rafalska, the OFE pension fund reform will be shelved. However, Morawiecki still claims that the overhaul should take place next year. “2018 is the year when we want to launch thi...

Locked content OFE reform to be put on hold – media

According to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna daily, works on the OFE pension funds reform have been suspended as Deputy PM Mateusz Morawiecki and Labor Minister Elżbieta Rafalska, couldn’t come to an agreement regarding its details. Morawiecki wanted to move 25 percent of OFE assets to the state-owned Demogr...