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    About the ILO in Poland

    Poland is a member state of the ILO since 1919.

    The ILO played a major role in the emancipation of Poland from dictatorship, by giving its full support to the legitimacy of the Solidarnosc Union in the 1980s.

    The ILO has assisted Poland in its economic and labour market transformation and in its accession to the EU in 2004.

    After 2004, the ILO’s work focused on pension reform, flexibility and security in the labour market, minimum wage, working and employment conditions, improving access to mainstream employment for persons with disabilities, mitigating the worst effects of the crisis and more recently promoting decent work for migrant domestic workers.

    Poland has also funded a small ILO project for strengthening labour inspection in Ukraine.