Good working conditions shape modern economy

Good, modern and safe working conditions shape a modern Polish economy, President Andrzej Duda said at the Employee-friendly Employer competition gala on Tuesday.

Now in its 11th edition, the competition has been organised by the Solidarity trade union under the auspices of the Polish president.

In his speech, President Duda stressed that the competition winners were ambitious and innovative employers that create modern working conditions and offer development opportunities to their employees.

Solidarity leader Piotr Duda said that the competition is unique because the certificates are granted by a trade union to employers, and not by employers to employers.

Thirty-six companies took part in this year's competition, and the winners included 22 firms from sectors ranging from mining to healthcare to utilities to chemicals.

The competition promotes employers that promote good labour law practices through stable employment, high health and safety standards and union activity.