We want to lead to a situation in which every commune in Poland will be reached by bus – said one of the leaders of the party, Adrian Zandberg, during the press conference of the Left in Giżycko. He added that the Left’s proposal is to introduce a special ticket for all transport connections for PLN 59 per month. Magdalena Biejat talked about shortening the working time by one hour a day.
– The history of the destruction of public transport has accompanied Poland for the last 20 years. We have to change it. Here, in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship, when talking especially with people from the eastern counties of the voivodship, one can hear how serious a limitation the transport exclusion is. Throughout Poland, it is up to 14 million people who live in areas where the PKS does not reach, where there are no railways, where they are condemned only to private transport – said Adrian Zandberg, one of the leaders of the Left.
Zandberg: we must invest in the development of public transport
Adrian Zandberg added that the Left wants to change this. – We must seriously invest in the development of public transport, especially in regions such as here. If we look at the transport network on the eastern wall of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodship, in Podlasie, we see that people there can’t wait for the bus, because there is simply no bus. Under the rule PIS subsequent bus lines, subsequent connections, instead of being rebuilt, were canceled. I want to say it with all my might that the Left, if it has an influence on the government, if we are able to really influence its policy, we will reverse this process, he said.
– We want to lead to a situation where every commune in Poland will be reached by a bus at such times that will allow you to travel to and from work by this bus, which will allow you to travel to the doctor, run errands, and reach places where public services are available. Today, unfortunately, many Poles cannot use public services precisely because of transport exclusion, the politician noted.
Adrian Zandberg said that the Left wants to use solutions similar to those already used in Germany. – We want to introduce a ticket for PLN 59, a subscription ticket for all connections – municipal, local, municipal. A trip to the city, to the doctor, shopping or to the family who lives in the next district is to cease to be a situation in which one calculates whether it pays off or not – he said.
Biejat: we want to fight for decent labor rights
MP Magdalena Biejat spoke about the labor market. – Poles are overtired, they do not have time for themselves, for rest, for their families. Today, technology has moved forward, we work more efficiently, differently. We will also have to share the work, she said. She added that the Left is in favor of shortening working hours. – It’s time for us to work one hour less every day. It’s really not much in a week’s work, and it’s a huge difference for any employee. This extra hour can give us time to pick up the children from kindergarten to spend more time resting or recuperating. We demand that this working time be changed and we submitted such a bill to the Sejm – she said.
She added that the Left had already submitted a relevant law to the Sejm. – We want to fight for decent labor rights, so that employees are treated with respect. It is us who, through work, develop prosperity in Poland. We need to make the work decent, so that we can work for the same salary for a shorter period, said the MP.
Main photo source: PAP/Tomasz Waszczuk