Warsaw, 4th April 2018
The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers following the decision of the District Court in Warsaw, 7th Civil Registry Department of March 23rd, 2018, obtained the status of a representative organisation, as defined in art. 24 sec. 2 of the Act of July 24th, 2015 on the Social Dialogue Council and other institutions for social dialogue.
“This news is extremely comforting for us. From the very beginning, getting the status of a representative organisation was one of our main goals. This will allow the Union to actively participate in social dialogue, and thus enable more effective implementation of the Union’s statutory tasks in the area of efforts to ensure the conditions necessary for Poland’s economic development and increasing economic competitiveness”, comments Cezary Kaźmierczak, President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers.
As it was stated in the justification of the decision of the Court: “the applicant fulfilled all the criteria necessary to obtain the status of a representative organisation”.
On the day of the application’s submission, in accordance with the data in the statements on the number of employees and the basic type of activity, the Union associated employers of over 300,000 thousand people. The organisation operates in entities of the national economy whose basic activity is defined in 13 sections of the Polish Classification of Activities (PKD), referred to in the provisions on public statistics. Furthermore, the Union is an inter-branch organisation. It has members of 11 regional employers’ organisations, with headquarters located in 9 voivodships.
The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers was founded and registered in the National Court Register on August 18th, 2010. The basic duty of the organisation is to protect the rights and represent the interests of its associated members before the authorities and government administration, local self-government bodies as well as trade unions.
Moreover, the Union has been focused on the issues most important for Polish entrepreneurs from its very beginning, including the simplification of the tax system, reduction of bureaucratic obligations, and removal of investment barriers for entrepreneurs. In the organisation’s Manifesto it is written: “The Union initiates and supports all activities aimed at improving the conditions of functioning of enterprises in Poland”.
The Union currently associates 51,815 companies that employ over 522,000 people. Within the Union’s structures, there are 14 local organisations and 16 industry organisations.