Recently, the politicians of the ruling party announced another increase in the minimum wage. Some people, especially entrepreneurs, are afraid that such announcements and their subsequent implementation will negatively affect the labor market. Cezary Kaźmierczak, the head of the Union of Employers and Entrepreneurs, denies these fears, who claims that the changes will not adversely affect the level of employment.
According to the chairman, the example of Hungary is incorrect, where as a result of similar changes 150,000 were released. people. Kaźmierczak believes that there is still a drastic shortage of hands on the Polish market, which is why even possible redundancies would only be associated with a change of workplace and not with the loss of an employee.
In 2020, the minimum wage is to be increased to PLN 2,600 per month, and the hourly rate to PLN 17. Solidarity Chairman Piotr Duda described this change as “a leap forward”. He also admitted that, in his opinion, more regulations were needed to protect people working on mandate contracts.
Piotr Duda believes that the changes will be beneficial primarily for teachers and other public service representatives. Today, it often happens that they work for the lowest national rate, therefore increasing the minimum rate will significantly increase the comfort of their lives. Let us remind you that the act was signed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on September 15. According to it, the minimum wage will increase from next year.