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Act to amend the Labour Code and other Acts in respect of collective bargaining. Dated 29 September 1994. (Dziennik Ustaw, 26 October 1994, No. 113, Text No. 547, pp. 2017-2025.)

Section 1.  Title Eleven of the Labour Code of 26 June 1974 shall read as follows:

Section 2.  In this Act an "employer" means an organizational unit, even without a legal personality, as well as an individual, if it employs workers.

Section 3.  In this Act, "units under the state budget" means units for which the source of wages depends on other legal provisions.

Section 4.  In sections 5 to 10, a "supra-enterprise collective labour agreement or an enterprise collective labour agreement" means collective labour agreements as defined in the Labour Code.

Section 5.  [Agreements concluded prior to the entry into force of this Act, shall be converted, ipso jure, into enterprise collective agreements, subsequent to the entry into force of this Act.]

Section 6.  [Similar registration for accords on remuneration.]

Sections 7-11.  [Transitional provisions.]

Section 12.  The agreement referred to in item (i) of subsection (3) of section 241[2] of the Labour Code, shall mean a collective labour agreement concluded after entry into force of this Act.

Sections 13-16.  [Consequential amendments.]

Section 17.  (1)  A Commission for Collective Labour Agreements shall be set up at the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

(2) The purpose of the Commision shall be to support collective negotiations and to assist the parties striving to conclude a collective agreement.

(3) The Minister of Labour and Social Policy shall by order determine the manner of appointment, composition and the principles of activity of the Commission.

Sections 18-19.  [Consequential repeals.]

Section 20.  This Act shall enter into force 30 days after its publication, with the exception of sections 13, 17 and 19 which shall enter into force on the day of publication, and subsection 18(4) which shall enter into force as of 1 January 1995.

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