From January 2024, the lowest salary will be PLN 4,242, and from July it will increase to PLN 4,300 gross. The minimum hourly rate will be PLN 27.70 from January and PLN 28.10 from July – Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said at a press conference. The head of government said that the project on this matter had been adopted by the government.
This means that from January the minimum take-home salary will be PLN 3,222, and from July – PLN 3,262. The net hourly rate from the beginning of the year will be PLN 20. From July it will be PLN 21.
The regulation on the minimum wage is an implementation of the statutory authorization due to the fact that the Social Dialogue Council did not agree on the amount of the minimum wage and the amount minimum hourly rate. The government had to set the above amounts by September 15 this year.
From July 1 this year the minimum wage is PLN 3,600 gross and the minimum hourly rate is PLN 23.50.
Pay rises arouse emotions
The new minimum wage aroused emotions among employers. The Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) pointed out in a recently published position that in 2024 we will see an increase in the minimum wage reaching PLN 700 per year, i.e. almost 20%.
“This increase may significantly affect the smallest enterprises, especially those operating in smaller and less affluent cities,” the union said. The organization supports the regionalization of minimum wages.
As Marlena Maląg, Minister of Family and Social Policy, announced in May, approximately 3 million Poles currently receive the minimum wage.
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