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OPZZ Youth Manifesto

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Ukrainian workers with support of OPZZ created their own trade union in Poland

On the 20th of May 2016 in Katowice, Poland, Ukrainians workers with support of Polish confederation of trade unions OPZZ created their own trade union

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All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions - OPZZ
The All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) is a nationwide confederation of trade unions recognized as a representative organisation at the national level. The OPZZ is a full member of the social dialogue bodies both at the national (Rada Dialogu Społecznego – Council of Social Dialogue) as well as at the regional level (wojewodzkie rady dialogu społecznego).

The OPZZ affiliates 79 nation-wide trade union organisations (both uniform trade unions and federations) grouped in 9 branches:
  1. Mine, Chemical and Energy
  2. Metalworkers
  3. Education and Science
  4. Public Services
  5. Food, Agriculture and Tourism
  6. Building and Woodworkers
  7. Textiles, Clothing and Leather
  8. Transport
  9. Commerce, Services, Culture and Art
The listed branch structures have been defined in 2006 to improve the cooperation capabilities between affiliated trade unions and to promote their international relations policy.

OPZZ also has its internal territorial structures, with territorial range corresponding to the administrative division of the country. These are voivodship (regional) councils (16) and powiat (district) councils (240).

The territorial structures represent OPZZ vis-a-vis enterprise and supra-enterprise trade union organisations in a given area and vis-a-vis competent public bodies (governmental and self-governmental), employers, political organisations, NGOs and occupational organisations.
International activities
At the International level, the OPZZ is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC).
At the European level, the OPZZ is affiliated to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the ITUC's Pan-European Regional Council (PERC).
The OPZZ is involved in activities within the International Labour Organization (ILO) in terms of improvement of the international labour standards. Every year, the OPZZ's representatives take part in International Labour Conferences in Geneva.
The OPZZ takes also regional trade union actions participating in BASTUN (Baltic Sea Trade Union Network) and informal Visegrad Trade Union Group (Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) meetings.