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Inspectors check how Polish firms using COVID-19 relief funds

24.06.2020 06:55
Inspectors who monitor whether companies are abiding by labour law are resuming on-site checks in Poland, after a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in Poland, the National Labour Inspectorate has received 6,000 complaints, its spokesman Tomasz Zalewski told public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency.

He said most nearly half the complaints were about alleged irregularities in how companies paid out wages.

Zalewski added that other complaints were about how employers were using funds from the government’s multibillion relief and stimulus package, which aims to shore up the economy and shield it from the impact of the coronavirus.

He said labour inspectors would check if employers had used government support as the law intended.

A total of 32,527 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Poland, with 1,375 deaths from the COVID-19 respiratory disease so far, officials said on Tuesday.


Source: IAR