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The end of the year with single-digit unemployment


In December 2015, the registered unemployment rate was 9.8 per cent. Such a good result at the end of the year has not been recorded since 2008.


In 2016, the minimum wage will be PLN 1850


Since 1 January 2016, the minimum wage which an employer must pay an employee working under the employment contract will be PLN 1850. This means an increase of PLN 100 compared to 2015. Therefore, an employee earning the national minimum wage will receive about PLN 1355 net. Lower wage would constitute a violation of employee rights.


The unemployment rate at the level of 9.6 per cent in November


The Central Statistical Office reports that in November this year the unemployment rate is 9.6 per cent. That is less than indicated by the estimates of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy.


Christmas and New Year's wishes


On the occasion of the upcoming Christmas, I would like to wish you all health, cheerfulness and strength every day. Family gives us support, safety and joy. May this Christmas time be filled with warmth and peace. Let's be together, talk, be moved and rejoice. Let's show our loved ones how important they are in our lives.


Public consultation on “Family 500 plus” launched


A draft act introducing the benefit of PLN 500 for families has been submitted to public consultation. Prime Minister Beata Szydło informed about this at the Christmas meeting with large families at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.


Prime Minister Szydło at the first meeting of the Social Dialogue Council


The first meeting of the Social Dialogue Council was held on 14 December in the office of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. It was attended by Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Marshals of the Sejm and Senate.


Minister Elżbieta Rafalska in the Social Dialogue Council


Today, President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, appointed Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, and Deputy Minister Stanisław Szwed, who is in charge of social dialogue at the Ministry, to the Social Dialogue Council.


Single-digit unemployment rate maintained


In November this year, the unemployment rate was 9.7%, as indicated by the estimates of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. This is another month in which unemployment remains at a single-digit level.


Family gathering on Saint Nicholas' Day


Today, family celebration of Saint Nicholas' Day was hosted in the office of the Ministry. Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, met with foster families and families with many children.


Launching the ‘Family 500+’ programme in April 2016


“The child benefit of PLN 500 will be paid from the second quarter next year. Public consultation on the project will be held at the end of December this year,” Prime Minister Beata Szydło announced after the government meeting.

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