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An appeal to the government of the Republic of Poland regarding the maintenance of the upper limit for the basis of social security contributions (the thirty-fold rule)

Warsaw, July 31st, 2018


An appeal to the government of the Republic of Poland regarding the maintenance of the upper limit for the basis of social security contributions
(the thirty-fold rule)


Taking into consideration:

  • the controversy caused by the proceedings of the Act of December 15th, 2017 amending the Act on the social security system and other acts abolishing the thirty-fold rule,
  • the dismissal by the Constitutional Tribunal of the hearing on the examination of the compliance of the Act with the Constitution of the Republic of Poland and the still unknown date of the recognition of the application of the President of the Republic of Poland,
  • the uncertainty regarding the legal status, and subsequent legislative initiatives increasing the costs of employers’ activities, limiting the possibilities of new investments by entrepreneurs,,
  • the goals of the government’s Responsible Development Strategy, which assume the creation of high-quality and highly-paid jobs in our country,
  • the increased in labour costs of high-class specialists, which reduce our country’s attractiveness as a place to create innovative jobs,
  • the lack of initiatives that increase the attractiveness of employment contracts in relation to other forms of employment,
  • the finalisation of budgets preparation by entrepreneurs for the year 2019.

we postulate that the government commits to maintain the upper limit of the basis for social security contributions, at least until the year 2020, and to engage in argumentative talks with social partners.


The appeal has been signed by:

  • Konfederacja Lewiatan – Polish Confederation Lewiatan
  • Pracodawcy RP – Employers of Poland
  • Business Centre Club
  • Związek Rzemiosła Polskiego – Polish Craft Association
  • Związek Przedsiębiorców i Pracodawców – Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
  • Polski Związek Pracodawców Przemysłu Farmaceutycznego – Polish Association of Pharmaceutical Employers
  • Polska Rada Centrów Handlowych – Polish Council of Shopping Centers
  • Związek Pracodawców Technologii Cyfrowych Lewiatan – Digital Technology Employers Lewiatan
  • Związek Pracodawców Firm Produkcyjnych – Association of Employers of Production Companies
  • Transport i Logistyka Polska – Transport and Logistics Poland
  • Polskie Forum HR – Polish HR Forum
  • Związek Pracodawców Prywatnych Mediów – Association of Private Media Employers
  • Związek Pracodawców Motoryzacji i Artykułów Przemysłowych – Association of Employers of Automotive and Industrial Goods
  • Izba Gospodarki Elektronicznej – Chamber of Digital Economy
  • Związek Pracodawców Sektora Kosmicznego – Polish Space Industry Association
  • Polska Organizacja Handlu i Dystrybucji – Polish Organisation for Trade and Distribution
  • Federacja Przedsiębiorców Polskich – Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs
  • Związek Pracodawców Branży Infrastruktury – Association of Infrastructure Industry Employers
  • Polskie Stowarzyszenie Sprzedaży Bezpośredniej – Polish Direct Sales Association
  • Związek Pracodawców Branżowych – Association of Industry Employers
  • Polska Izba Gospodarcza Czystości – Polish Cleaning Chamber of Commerce
  • IAB Polska – IAB Poland
  • Polska Izba Informatyki i Telekomunikacji – Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications
  • Związek Przedsiębiorców Przemysłu Mody Lewiatan – Association of Fashion Industry Entrepreneurs Lewiatan
  • Rada Podatkowa Lewiatan – Tax Council Lewiatan
  • Polski Związek Przemysłu Kosmetycznego – Polish Association of Cosmetics Industry
  • Związek Pracodawców Producentów Materiałów dla Budownictwa – Building Materials Manufacturers Employers Association
  • Związek Pracodawców Hoteli, Restauracji i Cateringu – Association of Employers HoReCa
  • Polska Unia Szpitali Specjalistycznych – Polish Union of Specialist Hospitals
  • Związek Pracodawców Prywatnych Energetyki – Association of Private Energy Employers
  • ABSL – Association of Business Service Leaders
  • Stowarzyszenie Energii Odnawialnej – Renewable Energy Association
  • Stowarzyszenie na rzecz systemów ociepleń – Association for Thermal Insulation Systems


The appeal together with the list of signing parties was sent to Mateusz Morawiecki, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, and Elżbieta Rafalska, Minister of Labour and Social Policy, President of the Social Dialogue Council.

The list of signing parties is still open and we encourage other organisations to join the initiative.
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Organisations that would like to express their support for the appeal are asked to contact Maciej Drozd:

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