Mateusz Morawiecki wants Marlena Maląg to head the Ministry of Development in his new government. Until now, she headed the Ministry of Family and Social Policy. Maląg is also an MP representing Greater Poland. Before her parliamentary career began, she was associated with local government and, before that, with education.
Marlena Maląg became known in big politics in November 2019, when she replaced Bożena Borys-Szopa as head of the Ministry of Family and Social Policy. Previously, she was the president of PFRON and deputy voivode of Greater Poland. She worked as a teacher, and in the years 1999-2011 she was the principal of the Public Junior High School. John Paul II and the Secondary School in Ostrów Wielkopolski. In the years 2011-2012 she was the head of the Education Department of the City Hall, and from 2012 to 2014 she was the deputy president of Ostrów Wielkopolski.
Marlena Maląg: who is she?
Maląg graduated in pedagogy from the Higher Pedagogical School in Częstochowa. She is also a graduate of postgraduate studies in mathematics and computer science at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznań and in the field of management at the Poznań University of Technology and management of educational institutions at the Baltic College of Humanities.
The government website states that “in his personal and professional life he is guided by a traditional system of values.” “My life motto is the words of the Great Pole, St. John Paul II:” – it was written in the minister’s official biography.
In this year’s parliamentary elections, Marlena Maląg and Minister of Health Katarzyna Sójka won parliamentary seats, running on the Law and Justice lists from the same Kalisz constituency no. 36. Marlena Maląg achieved a much better result – nearly 110,000 voted for her. voters, while for Katarzyna Sójka – only slightly over 18 thousand.
Marlena Maląg’s achievements
For almost the last four years, Minister Maląg has been coordinating the implementation of social programs of Law and Justice.
– We set ourselves very ambitious goals – she said recently in “Sygnały Dzień”. – Goals that are unimaginable for some, and certainly not achievable for the Civic Coalition, she said.
She pointed out that the opposition did not even dream that it would be possible to introduce programs that would be a “coup of dignity” and would change the philosophy of supporting families. – The philosophy of our government is to support families and invest in Poland’s future. This investment is our socio-economic program, the largest in decades, she explained.
Chairwoman of the Social Dialogue Council
At the end of October, Marlena Maląg was appointed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as the chairwoman of the Social Dialogue Council for the 2023/2024 term. Maląg replaced Łukasz Bernatowicz, president of the Business Center Club employers’ union, in this position.
The term of office of the RDS chairman is one year. The organization is managed alternately by representatives of trade unions, employers and the government. RDS conducts social dialogue and implements the principle of social participation and solidarity in the field of employment relations. The Council replaced the Tripartite Commission for Social and Economic Affairs, which had been operating since 1994 and legally established in 2001.