They have to work overtime because of a shortage of personnel.
In the Polish city of Kamień Pomorski all the police investigation department took sick leave because of fatigue from overworking. It is not known how many employees worked in the department. The police union told about this on Facebook.
The representative of the organization told Onet that the police are working too hard. If the situation does not change, such cases will be repeated, the interviewee is sure. This was confirmed three sources.
Chairman of the trade union Rafał Jankowski said that the sick leave was not because of the police strike, which began on July 10. He explained that the reason for overwork was the lack of staff. In addition, many people leave on vacation in the summer, and their work has to be distributed among other employees.
Policemen have no right to strike, as they need to protect the safety of citizens every day. But this situation [with taking sick leaves] shows that the situation in the police is terrible and its ignoring leads to such consequences.
chairman of the police union
On July 10, Polish police stopped fining drivers for minor offenses in protest. They demanded to return the possibility of early retirement, to return the full payment for overworking and full payment for 30 days of the sick leave. How long the strike will last is unknown.