Poland -Strike and lock-out at LG supplier Chung Hong Electronics -July 23, 2012

Workers at the Chinese LG supplier Chung Hong Electronics factory, operating out of a Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw, have entered into an industrial conflict. The workers started collective labour negotiations demanding a wage increase, the restoration of the social fund, the reduction of the annual overtime limit and the restoration of free transport for workers, which the company refused. The workers voted to strike in the end of June, after which one employee was fired. In reaction to the dismissal 40 more employees went on a two-week strike, 24 of which were then dismissed for disciplinary reasons. While workers laid-off for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to unemployment benefits, the strike continues and unions accuse Chung Hong Electronics of violating core trade union rights. The workers have instated a solidarity fund for the dismissed workers, asking the public for contributions.

English:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jul/23/sackings-poland ...

 

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