Union provides online information in Polish on wages, rights and social issues for workers in the UK

The TUC has launched a website to help polish workers in the UK.

The website, www.pracawbrytanii.org, details worker rights such as the minimum wage, working time agreement, holiday entitlement and sick pay.

It also gives information on social issues such as housing and health, and guidance about what living and working in the UK is like.

The TUC said more than 200,000 Poles registered for National Insurance numbers in 2006-7 but many were working for unscrupulous employers and experienced poor working conditions.

Brendan Barber

TUC General Secretary Brendan Barber said: “It is clear Polish workers need help both to understand and also secure their rights. By using this new website and working with unions, advice agencies and other similar organisations, migrant workers can get all the support and protection from crooked employers they are entitled to.”

The website is being run in partnership with Citizens Advice and Polish union Solidarnosc.

It is supported by a guide called, Living and working in the UK: Your rights, written jointly by the TUC and the Citizens Advice service.