Poland: IKEA violates labour law, sacks union leader

In partnership with NSZZ "Solidarność", a national trade union centre in Poland, founded in 1980.

In a letter dated 28 November 2022, Dariusz Kawka, leader of NSZZ "Solidarność" in IKEA Industry Poland Ltd. and a member of IKEA European Works Council, was dismissed from his job on disciplinary grounds without a notice period, despite his union activity which protects him from dismissal without prior approval of the company's trade union organisation. After an inspection by the State Labour Inspectorate, it was reported that the employer had grossly violated labour law. Despite exchanging letters with the employer, including the corporation's board of directors, and many other actions to protect Dariusz Kawka from dismissal, the employer remains unmoved. Dariusz Kawka took many actions in the interest of the workers in the company. His dismissal was unfounded and unjust, and NSZZ "Solidarność" will not tolerate that.

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