A trade union focus on the SDGs – Poland

With over 10 per cent of those in employment classified as working poor, Polish trade unions highlight that more needs to be done on wage-setting policies to progress towards the SDGs SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals were one of the outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference. The members States launched a new set of future international development goals, which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post-2015 development agenda. . Other obstacles hindering the country from advancing include state fiscal policies, and public services policies. Poland does not spend enough on social policy as a proportion of GDP. As such, trade unions are calling for increased expenditure, including raising the amount of social benefits and broadening the group of people entitled to them.