Port of Gdansk Authority Meets Demands of Workers

Image Courtesy: Port of Gdansk Authority

The Port of Gdansk Authority (PGA SA) has signed an Additional Protocol to the Collective Labour Agreement, meeting the demands pursued for years by two trade unions.

The main demand of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union “Solidarity” and the Free Trade Union of Workers of Maritime Economy was to regulate wages for employees wishing to retire as well as the minimum monthly wage for full monthly working time for newly hired employees and those who signed a contract of employment for up to three years with PGA SA.

The unions argued for distinguishing between the minimum wage for workers employed at PGA SA for a period of less than three years and those who have worked at the port longer. On this basis, a new qualification scale for employees in white-collar positions was developed.

“As the trade unions, we are satisfied with the changes made to the Collective Labour Agreement under the Additional Protocol. It organises issues of additional remuneration for retiring people,” Danuta Waszczuk, President of the Independent Self-Governing Trade Union “Solidarity”, said.

“Another important element is the so-called minimum wage for newly hired people. Upon employment with PGA S.A. newly hired employees often received remuneration higher than persons working for many years for our company. This was also not always reflected in education and professional experience. This resulted in unnecessary conflicts and created a bad atmosphere among employees,” Waszczuk added.

Under the current rules, the document signed by PGA SA required an approval from the State Labour Inspectorate, which was received on March 2.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Canada LNG Conference & Exhibition 2017

The 2017 conference will bring a re-invigorated program across three days focusing on technical innovation, domestic market opportunities…

read more >

Singapore Maritime Week 2017

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW…

read more >

Breakbulk Europe 2017

For more than a decade, Breakbulk Europe has served as the networking hub for industry professionals who do business in Europe — or would like to! Exhibitors and sponsors include cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers, equipment companies and more that are involved in this specialized industry.

In addition to exceptional networking opportunities, Breakbulk Europe provides a dynamic conference, along with a range of educational and training workshops — intensive all-day classes held the day before the exhibition opens as well as many on-the-floor sessions.

  • Over 7,600 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2016
  • Meet with over 400 exhibitors and sponsors
  • Hear from industry experts, including leading shippers, during the conference sessions
  • Learn new skills in the educational workshops held before the exhibition and on-the-floor micro-seminars and exhibitor-led sessions during the event

More info

read more >

Sea Asia 2017

Sea Asia, the premier maritime and offshore conference and exhibition in Asia is returning for the 6th edition on 25-27 April 2017 at the Marine Bay Sands® Singapore.

read more >