I will establish a council for the situation of women on the labor market. So that all projects that will concern them can be consulted – said Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk from the Left Club, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy, in “Fakty po Faktach” on TVN24. She was also asked about the demand to restore shopping Sundays. – There is no such work being carried out at the moment, there is no such discussion – she replied.
Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk she said in “Fakty po Faktach” that as Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy she “will advocate for women on the labor market.”
– I will soon establish a women’s council on the situation of women on the labor market. So that all projects that will be processed and will concern this feminized part of the employee environment can be consulted, so that we can talk about them in a wider group, also with the participation of the social side – she said.
What about shopping Sundays? “There is no such work currently underway”
The minister was also asked about the demand to restore shopping Sundays. – There is no such work being carried out at the moment, there is no such discussion. Firstly, this is not the most urgent topic in my opinion. The restriction on Sunday trading was introduced some time ago and from my knowledge, Poles have become accustomed to this ban, she said.
At the same time, she pointed out that the majority of store employees were women. – This Sunday off is often their only chance to sit with their child and help them learn, meet their loved ones and have dinner together. I wouldn’t like to deprive them of this opportunity, said Dziemianowicz-Bąk. She cited the regulation of trade on Christmas Eve as an example of a compromise solution to this matter. – Recently, there has been a discussion about working on Christmas Eve – maybe it is worth thinking about making such traditional, family days days off from work – she said. She also added that the issue of shopping Sundays is not one of the government’s priorities.
– A conversation on this topic, if it were to take place, is certainly not one of the priorities and most urgent issues that I and my ministry would like to deal with – she said.
Dziemianowicz-Bąk: The Left has already submitted two bills regarding abortion to the Sejm
Dziemianowicz-Bąk also referred to the fact that on Sunday there will be demonstrations in several Polish cities to accelerate changes to the abortion law “Last call. Abortion available now!” She said that if her professional duties allow it, she will take part in one of such demonstrations.
– This is a call to which we, even before we became ministers, ministers in the government, as MPs from the Left, have already responded – she said.
– The first bills that the Left parliamentary club submitted to the Sejm of the new term were laws regarding the liberalization of anti-abortion law – one bill on full liberalization, i.e. available abortion up to the 12th week of pregnancy, without giving reasons, premises, confession or visit to a psychologist. – she reminded.
– And the second (this – editor) is the rescue act, the act decriminalizing abortion and assistance in abortion. That is, an act that, if it became law, would guarantee that no doctor can hide behind the fact that he is afraid of the prosecutor if he helps a woman terminate her pregnancy. No husband, no partner, no mother or friend who takes a friend to an abortion clinic would be afraid of facing criminal liability, she emphasized.
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