Thirty pct of Polish employees plan to ask for rise survey finds

As many as 30 percent of Poles are planning to ask for a pay rise within the next six months, according to a new poll.

Of the 30 percent, UCE Research and SYNO Poland pollsters found that 31.9 percent said they wanted to ask for a rise equalling 10-15 percent of their current wage while 24 percent said they would be pleased with a 5-10-percent hike.

As many as 43.6 percent declared no plans to ask for a wage rise, and 27 percent were undecided.

Close to 22 percent said they could not remember when they received their last wage rise, while 20 percent said they had received one about six months ago.

According to the authors of the survey, some employers increased raised staff wages around six months ago to meet soaring inflation, mainly in companies unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The computer-assisted survey was carried out on October 29-30 on a random sample of 1,034 adult Poles.