Poland -Workers in Silesia region strike against government policy -March 26, 2013

Work in the Silesia region came to a standstill as trade unions Solidarity, August 80 and OPZZ organised a regional two-hour ‘general strike’. Up to 100,000 transport workers, miners, steel mill and electricity plant workers walked off work, while hospital personnel protested by taking longer to register new patients. The workers are protesting against a change in the labour code toward flexibilisation, as well as against the government’s health and education policies.

English:  http://www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/131142,Silesian-workers-in-general ...  
http://www.thenews.pl/1/6/Artykul/131211,%E2%80%98General-strike-paralyzes-Silesia

 

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