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Mgr Katarzyna Wieczorek
ORCID: 0000-0003-1433-7643
Mgr Katarzyna Wieczorek, PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University specialising in labour law. She participates in two research grants of National Science Centre Poland concerning autonomous sources of labour law and Transnational Company Agreements in Central and Eastern Europe. Her doctoral thesis is about cross-border transfer of undertakings and her research interests concentrate mainly on European and international labour law. She is also a practicioner
DOI: 10.33226/0032-6186.2021.6.1
JEL: K31

The article presents the situation of company-level collective agreements in relation to collective bargaining in general. It focuses on normative and statistical aspects, presenting the numbers of concluded and binding agreements, as well as attempting to assess the approximate number of employees and other persons covered by collective agreements (including the situation in particular provinces). This is a starting point for the assessment of the potential and the actual role collective agreements play in shaping the employment conditions, especially when facing the complete collapse of multi-establishment collective agreements. The presented data is the result of a study conducted at Regional Labour Inspectorates and of analyses and reports conducted by the General Labour Inspectorate.

Keywords: company-level collective agreements; multi-establishment; social dialogue; coverage of employees by collective agreements; employment conditions; binding collective agreements; crisis

Mgr Katarzyna Wieczorek, PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University specialising in labour law. She participates in two research grants of National Science Centre Poland concerning autonomous sources of labour law and Transnational Company Agreements in Central and Eastern Europe. Her doctoral thesis is about cross-border transfer of undertakings and her research interests concentrate mainly on European and international labour law. She is also a practicioner in the field of labour law.