Poland -Miners protest spreads over the country -January 28, 2015

Some 2,000 miners and their families in Silesia called on the government’s decision to close four mines on 7 February. The miners insisted that the business could be profitable in restructured form.

After occupying the company headquarters last year, as reported in the November 2014 newsletter, miners gathered for a large protest against the closing of four mines in Silesia. Some 2,000 miners and their families in Silesia called on the government’s decision to close four mines on 7 February. The miners insisted that the business could be profitable in restructured form. After 11 days striking underground, thousands of miners ended their protest following an announcement that the mines, and their jobs, had been saved. Shortly after a protest started in the pits of Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa SA (JSW), the EU’s largest metallurgical coal producer. The JSW coal workers are protesting against plans to scrap some social benefits, as well as the dismissal of union leaders. They are also demanding removal of the management.

English: http://www.equaltimes.org/polish-mine-closures ...   

http://www.worldcoal.com/mining/28012015/Coal-workers-strike-in-Poland-1806/

http://www.industriall-union.org/framework-agreements-signed ...  


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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