The Social Dialogue Council is the most important institution of social dialogue in Poland. It provides a forum for cooperation and tripartite dialogue for employees, employers and the government. The Council conducts a dialogue to ensure conditions for socio-economic development to increase the competitiveness of the Polish economy and social cohesion.
The Council consists of three workers' organisations, five employers' organisations and the representatives of the government. The works of the Council are managed by the Presidium of the Council, which consists of ten members. Members of the Social Dialogue Council meet in plenary sessions. The Council's Social Dialogue Office provides technical, organisational and office support for the Council.
In the Social Dialogue Council, there are eight problem teams, one interim problem team and one working group. Team members, supported by experts, consult draft legal regulations and discuss the current socio-economic situation in the country. The positions developed by the teams are forwarded to the Council or to the appropriate ministry.
The Council's problem teams work on the following issues:
- Labour law
- Budget, salaries and social benefits
- Economic policy and the labour market
- Social security
- Development of social dialogue also at European Union level
- European funds
- Public services
- International affairs