Iwona Michałek, Secretary of State at Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology
She was appointed Secretary of State at the Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Technology. Previously, since 7 January 2020, she served as the Government Plenipotentiary for Social and Solidarity Economy raking as the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy. On 1 July 2019, she was appointed the Government Plenipotentiary for Supporting the Educational Function of the School.
She was born on 13 March 1956 in Szczecin. In 1981 she graduated in environmental biology at the Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, as well as post-graduate studies in environmental protection (1989) and management (1999). During the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, she received the title of honorary ambassador of the University.
She worked as a biology and environment teacher in rural and urban schools. She was professionally associated with the Education Office in Kujawsko-Pomorskie for 10 years, where she held the function of a school inspection officer and performed the duties of the chief education officer.
She was also the head of the Management, Diagnostics and Character Education at the Centre for Teacher Education in Toruń. She has been the Student Ombudsman for 5 years. Between 2010-2012, she was the manager of an EU systemic project “The key to learning – support program for teachers from Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship.” She was an educator in the area of respecting the rights of pupils and children and the regional coordinator for tolerance education in the Centre for Education Development
Her hobbies include sports and travelling. She is a motorcyclist.
Dear Sir or Madam,
We are pleased to invite you to our AmCham on-line meetingabout the changes to the Polish Labor Law aiming to extend provisions on remote work with the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Development, Labor and Technology, Ms. Iwona Michałek. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 8th, 12:30-14:00 via the Webex platform.
We would like to have a dialogue with the Minister about the current changes to the Polish Labor Law and present to her our recommendations on how to extend provisions on remote work, make relations with employees more flexible, and support employees' health & safety in the times of pandemic. We also want to present our concerns regarding the future of the social security system. There are signals that the idea of abolishing the limit under which the obligation to pay social security contributions is lifted (so called "ZUS cap") is coming back. AmCham is against the abolition of the upper limit for social security contributions since it will impact labor costs and the attractiveness of Poland as an investment destination.
The date of the event was chosen due to the Minister's tight calendar, hence the short invitation notice to the meeting. After your confirmation, you will receive a link and have access to the connection with login instructions.
As this month AmCham ends its leadership of the International Group of Chamber of Commerce in Poland, we have extended this invitation to the directors of other chambers as well.
During the meeting there will be a chat function for questions, however, our guest would appreciate getting questions and/or issues before the meeting. We would kindly ask you to send your questions to Karol Witaszek, e-mail: email@example.com by Monday, December 7, by 2:00 p.m.
The meeting will be held in Polish with English translation provided – please choose the correct ticket!