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Halina Krahelska Award for Zbigniew Rawicki

18 November 2022

The Director of the Mining Department of the State Mining Authority Zbigniew Rawicki was honoured with the Halina Krahelska Award by the Chief Labour Inspector Katarzyna Łażewska-Hrycko. The award ceremony took place on 17 November in the Great Hall of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.

During the gala, the Roman Giedrojec GIP awards were also presented, as well as prizes in the 'Employer - Organiser of Safe Work' and 'Most Active Social Labour Inspector' competitions.

The Halina Krahelska Award is a prestigious distinction. It has been awarded since 1989 for special achievements in the field of supervision and control of compliance with labour law, prevention of occupational hazards and popularisation of issues related to safety and labour law.

Halina Krahelska served as Deputy Chief Labour Inspector from 1919 to 1921 and 1926 to 1931, dealing mainly with the labour protection and social welfare system (including maternity protection for working women). From 1931, she was a labour expert representing Poland at the International Labour Office in Geneva. During the Second World War she fought in the ranks of the Home Army. Arrested by the Gestapo, she died in the Ravensbruck camp in 1945.

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