What was the meeting of the Pomeranian Provincial Council for Social Dialogue in June this year about?

At the plenary session of the Pomeranian WRDS held in the form of a videoconference, its members heard information about the current situation on the Pomeranian labor market.

The presentation presented by the representative of the Voivodship Labor Office in Gdańsk shows that Pomeranian entrepreneurs assess the economic situation slightly better than a month ago, but are increasingly afraid of the negative consequences of the pandemic. 15.6 percent business owners predicted that they would threaten the company’s stability in May. On the other hand, half of them predicted that these consequences would be serious. The decline in orders also continues, the largest in wholesale trade and construction. Most Pomeranian companies declare that if the restrictions introduced in connection with the coronavirus are maintained, they are able to survive from 2-3 months to over 6 months. On the other hand, the average employment in the enterprise sector in the Pomeranian Voivodeship in April this year. was 350.7 thousand. people and fell compared to March this year. by 1.7% and compared to April 2019 by 0.6 percent. In April, the average monthly salary also dropped compared to March – by 9 percent. In May this year. the registered unemployment rate in the voivodship was 5.5 percent. Meanwhile, Pomeranian employers still report fewer job offers and consider and plan group layoffs, with there were half as many such submissions as in April. Generally, from January to May, 22 workplaces in Pomerania reported 1 125 people to be laid off. In addition, at the meeting, it was decided to submit three draft resolutions for correspondence voting: on rationalizing the conditions for holding quarantine under the provisions preventing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus, applicable to foreigners employed in Poland, on the situation of local government and territorial finances, and a draft resolution supporting a joint appeal of the Employers’ Organization of the Pomorskie Voivodeship regarding the extension of the possibility of exemption from the obligation to pay contributions to ZUS for micro and small entrepreneurs from 3 months to 6 months.

Source: Dialog w centrum i w Regionach nr 6/2020 (84) , Ministerstwo Rodziny, Pracy i Polityki Społecznej

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