In the competition under the patronage of Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland, the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union "Solidarność",  for the twelfth time selected the companies that meet the highest standards as employers. FAMUR SA Longwall Systems Division in Gorlice found its place among the winners of the prestigious award. Andrzej Ziara, Director of Glinik Division received the certificate from the President. The ceremony was also attended by Mirosław Bendzera, President of the Management Board of FAMUR SA, and Marek Bugno, Chairman of the Intercompany Commission of the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union "Solidarność" "Glinik" in Gorlice.

The "Employee-Friendly Employer" competition is a plebiscite aimed at  selecting employers who stand out with the application of good practices. Glinik Division, which is a part of the FAMUR Group, has been recognised for compliance with labour law regulations, health and safety policies, as well as a  company that offers, among other things, stable employment and offering the right to join trade unions.

- The distinction awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland proves that our practices result in a friendly atmosphere of work and cooperation.  People are the greatest asset of our organisation and it is my great pleasure that our care of them in our plants is appreciated outside. - said Mirosław Bendzera, President of the Management Board of FAMUR SA.

- Dialogue with employees, taking care of their safety and improving working conditions are our priorities. The discussions with the trade unions are always conducted with understanding and mutual respect. I am very glad that our joint efforts and actions taken have been noticed not only by our employees but also by the local environment.  -  added Andrzej Ziara, Director of Glinik Division.

FAMUR is one of 17 companies taking part in the 12th edition of the competition that will receive the "Employee-Friendly Employer" certificate. When selecting the winners, the certification commission took into account the criteria such as compliance with labour law, conclusion of collective agreements, recruitment of workers for an indefinite period of time, unionisation and functioning of the workers' council.