The company is in continuous dialogue with the trade unions. PZU and PZU Życie respect the right to unconstrained association and strike. They hold regular meetings with all social partners. On average, such meetings take place every other week. The schedule of such meetings along with the agenda is delivered to trade union representatives. Social dialogue is conducted by a section specially appointed for this purpose in the HR Management Department. Employees of the social dialogue team conduct talks and participate in dedicated meetings with trade unions and react to the needs of social partners on an ongoing basis. Social dialogue is inscribed into the company’s organizational culture and forms one of the tools for strategic management
The companies’ trade union organizations represent employees in collective relationships (concluding agreements on working, pay and social conditions and approving rules and regulations) and individual matters (e.g. consulting employment contract termination, appealing against the imposed disciplinary penalty).
There are 12 trade unions operating in PZU and 6 – in PZU Życie. Agreements with trade unions vary in terms of their subjective scope. The largest group of eligible persons can be found in Employee Pension Scheme agreements or social agreements (Company Social Benefit Fund), since they cover all employees.
|Trade unions||Division in each category in PZU and PZU Życie|
|Number of unionized employees||1,839||981|
|% of unionized employees relative to the total number of the company’s employees||19.4%||14.6%|
Most Group companies have internal rules and regulations of the Company Social Benefit Fund in place.
PZU and PZU Życie employees are covered by collective agreements, including the Company Pension Agreements. Employee Capital Schemes have been implemented in companies where there was previously no ECS to provide additional retirement security. The employees who will join these EPSs will receive their pension from additional source.