Prime Minister Beata Szydło at the first session of the Social Dialogue Council: We will rebuild dialogue with citizens

“I strongly believe that the social side, employees and government will together work out a lot of good solutions for Polish women and men” – the head of the government said. On Monday, Prime Minister Beata Szydło took part in the inaugural session of the Social Dialogue Council.

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Photo: P. Tracz / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

For the last eight years Poles have not been listened to in the way which they deserved. Citizens’ projects were rejected without any conversation and discussion – Prime Minister Beata Szydło said. At the same time, the head of the government said that dialogue is very important, because Poles want to talk. What is important is that this conversation should lead to conclusions which will be implemented, so that we can improve life of our citizens and ensure development of our homeland – she emphasised.

At the inaugural session of the Social Dialogue Council, Prime Minister Beata Szydło also said that Poland’s great achievement is also the possibility to express various opinions, including critical ones. What is important is that we should be able to draw right conclusions from that criticism – the prime minister pointed out.

Today we are trying to implement in Poland the programme which we agreed with citizens during the election – Prime Minister Beata Szydło said. Solutions which will be discussed by the Council include, among other things, the labour market, development or pay rises. These issues are important both to employers as well as the government and social side. The head of the government pointed out that all three sides will listen to one another and develop beneficial solutions above political divisions. We want Poland to develop fast enough to enable all citizens, rather than only selected groups, to benefit from that – the prime minister concluded.

Social Dialogue Council

The Social Dialogue Council was appointed by the President of the Republic of Poland on 22 October 2015 pursuant to the Act of 24 July 2015 on the Social Dialogue Council and other social dialogue institutions. This institution is a forum for trilateral dialogue in Poland and cooperation of the employers’, employees’ and government’s side. The Council has replaced the Trilateral Commission for Social and Economic Issues, which was established in 1994.

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