Poland -Solidarność blocks hypermarket to defend sacked unionist -June 20, 2012

Members of trade union NSZZ Solidarność have blocked Auchan hypermarket in Mikołów (Southern Poland) in defence of one of their members who was fired after establishing a company trade union branch. Unionists blocked the cash desks by paying items with the lowest denomination coins while others distributed leaflets explaining the action. Unionist Aron Plewa was sacked one day after notifying management of the union’s establishment. Solidarność leadership is challenging the dismissal in court. The purchased items were school books given to an orphanage.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/Apps/uni.nsf/pages/homepageEn ...

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