Building and Wood
Workers' International

IKEA unions in Poland raise wages, double membership

BWI’s “Caravan of IKEA Workers’ Stories” went back to visit two Inter-IKEA factories in Poland
where more than 5,000 workers, together with their unions, won big victories in their
campaigns for fair wages.
The two factories, which are located in Zbaszynek and Lubawa respectively, produce furniture
for IKEA. At both factories, trade unions have a heavy presence that caused for a successful
push for wage increases to respond to additional workload and increasing prices of basic
commodities. IKEA workers said that it is only fair for them to ask for additional remuneration
as their workload has been increasing dramatically in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis.

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