Labour min announces new financial support for Polish employees

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The Polish government has launched new financial aid programmes for firms affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, including payments of up to PLN 2,000 (EUR 446) for every full-time job contract and workers on specific contracts, the labour minister said on Monday.

Speaking at the Malopolska Entrepreneurs' Forum on Monday, Jaroslaw Gowin said the support would complement measures that had already been prepared, including the suspension of social security contributions (ZUS) and extensions of unemployment benefits.

"For companies that had to completely suspend their activities, during the current session of the Sejm (lower house - PAP) we want to supplement these two measures with a new instrument, namely the payment of up to PLN 2,000 from the Guaranteed Employee Benefits Fund for each full-time job contract and for certain contract work in industries affected by the restrictions," he said.