Poland - Solidarity union prepares wave of strikes - March 17, 2011

The Solidarity trade union has declared a state of strike readiness to signal its concern over fast increasing prices and the situation of Polish families, which the union says is deteriorating dramatically. One hundred union delegates from all over the country, who met in Lodz to discuss the country’s social and economic situation, adopted a resolution on staging demonstrations in provincial capitals most likely in May. A nationwide protest action is to be held in Warsaw. Solidarity claims that the government is not realising its constitutional duty to protect the poorest people sufficiently well. “We will begin the European presidency on 1 July. We want to show Europe that it is not as nice in Poland as Prime Minister Tusk suggests”, says the union’s National Committee leader Piotr Duda.

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This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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