Poland -Silesia region general strike might turn national -April 24, 2013

The trade unions that organised a two-hour general strike in the Silesia region, reported in the March 2013 newsletter, have now warned they will resort to a nationwide general strike if the government fails to address trade union issues in its labour law reform. The trade unions have repeatedly expressed themselves against so-called ‘junk contracts’ but talks with the government on 24 April 2013 failed to yield any agreement.

English:  http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/133801,Solidarity-threatens-nationwide-strike

http://sofiaglobe.com/2013/04/25/unionists-in-poland-threaten-general-strike-as-talks ...

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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