For the first time in Poland, with the beginning of year 2019, both self-employed and civil-law contract workers will have the right of association in trade unions. On January 1, 2019 all workers, including people performing work on the basis of civil law contract and self-employed, have the right to organize into trade unions and they have the right to collective disputes, particularly to join strikes. At the beginning of the new regulations, some conflicts might appear, as employer will need some time to become acquainted with the recent amendments. Our training will present the newly introduced regulations and solutions on how to establish a successful dialogue between the employer and employees or facilitate possible company—trade union conflicts. The workshop will be held in English.
The course includes:
- Legal aspects of freedom of association in trade unions
- Labour law employment relationship and other employment relationships
- New act on trade unions 2019 - full freedom for workers
- Civil law contract
- Polish model of organisation of workers in trade unions
- Representative and non-representative union organisation – how to check it?
- Cooperation with the trade union organization in individual cases – new terms of consultation
- Protection of trade unionist
- The right to be released from the obligation of performing work
She received her PhD in Law at the University of Gdansk. A graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, as well as of English at the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Gdansk. Member of the national delegation to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Geneva session. She is the author of complaints to international institutions, in particularly the complaint to the ILO Freedom of Association Committee on limitations of the freedom of association of Polish workers under civil law contracts (GB.313/INS/9, Case No. 2888; Amendment of the Trade Unions Act - Jan.1, 2019).
- Parties to collective labour dispute
- Collaboration between the employer and trade unions
- Origins of employer—trade union conflicts
- Mediation as a stage in the collective disputes
- Methods of resolving collective labor disputes
- Strike as the ultimate solution
A court-appointed mediator at the Regional Court in Gdansk, the Regional Court in Elblag, and the Regional Court in Poznan. Dr. Majewicz is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Gdansk, with her research area related to axiology of persuasion, its interrelation with manipulation, and, most recently, discourse analysis of conflict management in ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) methods with emphasis on international mediation processes concerning the posting of workers and employment of foreigners. She completed a postgraduate course in Labor Law and Social Security at Faculty of Law and Administration, Lazarski University, Warsaw.
Trade Unions - training PL