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New rules to enable Poles to work from home post-pandemic: deputy PM

17.05.2021 09:30
Poland’s government has drawn up a set of new regulations to enable employees across the country to continue working from home after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, a deputy prime minister has said.
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The new rules will be unveiled by officials this week, Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin told state news agency PAP.

The proposal will then be "sent for public consultations” before being made final, he added.

Gowin was speaking after Poland’s ruling conservatives on Saturday unveiled details of their new "Polish Deal" to help the economy recover from the coronavirus crisis. The stimulus plan includes incentives to promote telecommuting.

Gowin, who is also minister for economic development, labour and technology, said the new regulations on remote work would balance the interests of employers and trade unions, and include a mechanism whereby “employers will pay employees a specific amount of money to cover the costs of working from home.”

Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin. Polish Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin. Photo: PAP/Leszek Szymański

survey last year found that 28 percent of Polish employees had switched to remote work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Young employees and those living in large cities had embraced telecommuting more often than others, the poll found at the time.


Source: PAP