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Mutual Learning Programme in Poland

27 September 2022 @ 9:00 28 September 2022 @ 13:00

On 27 and 28 September 2022, a two-day meeting was held at the OPZZ headquarters as part of the Mutual Learning Program from the “UnionMigrantNet and Cities Together for Integration” project.

This meeting co-organised by the ETUC and OPZZ. It was attended by representatives from Ukrainian trade unions FPU and KVPU as well as the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).

During the two-day meeting, the situation of Ukrainian refugees in Europe, due to the war in Ukraine, was discussed as well as ways to fully integrate them into the labour market. Best practices were presented from the trade unions and local authorities in Italy and Greece. Attention was also paid to the challenges on the Polish labour market with particular emphasis in the construction and transport sectors.

OPZZ also presented the details of cooperation with non-governmental organizations, including the Association for Legal Intervention, the Center for Organizing Trade Unions and the AFL-CIO, currently the largest international organization dealing with labour rights based in the USA. The programme ended with a visit to the Ukrainian House in Warsaw in where the participants could get acquainted with its daily activities in supporting Ukrainian refugees.