Polish Briefing 5 April, 2019 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: No strike in Sierra Gorda. Orlen and PKP Cargo will deepen the cooperation

What goes on in Poland on the 5th of April.

There will be no strike in Sierra Gorda

KGHM came to an agreement with the trade unions in the Sierra Gorda mine in Chile.

– Many years of experiences in dialogue with trade unions on various continents pays dividends. We treat employees with respect, and we develop solutions that are good for the entire company. Employees value this attitude, said Marcin Chludziński, the President of KGHM Polska Miedź SA in – I do not hide, that there was a risk of strike. We have defused it, coming to an understanding, he assured.

The three trade unions operating in Sierra Gorda have signed an agreement that will be valid for the next three years. The Chilean law guarantees trade unions the possibility of renegotiating a collective agreement. KGHM informed that it operates in cooperation with Sumitomo Metal Mining and Sumitomo Corporation, who co-own the mine.

Orlen Paliwa and PKP Cargo will deepen the cooperation to create a synergy

At the Warsaw headquarters of PKN Orlen, Orlen Paliwa and PKP Cargo signed letter of intent. 

 The companies have been working together from before and the intention of the document which was signed yesterday was to express willingness to deepen the cooperation between both companies in order to achieve synergy.

– This is a meeting of two leaders in their industries. This is a symbolic moment of intensification of our cooperation which will be boosted in different areas. Results of synergy will be very meaningful and they will bring dividends to both companies as well as to Polish economy, said Czesław Warsewicz, the President of PKP Cargo.

– PKP Cargo is our largest fuel carrier, and we are their largest supplier. We are talking about combining our strengths and know-how so that the cooperation does not have the character of buying and selling, but optimization, which will have a bearing on costs. Half of the PKP Cargo locomotives are diesel, we are going to ensure that the fuel is of the highest quality, said Łukasz Hołubowski, president of Orlen Paliwa.