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Miners' protest

On 11th of September nearly 10 thousand miners from Silesia protested against the closing of the mines. Last year the government said about necessity of dismissing 30 thousand miners . Under the threat of general strike the government withdrew their plans and retracted their statement.It proved to be just a…
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Next protest of Ożarów workers!

In Novemebr 2002 there were dramatical events in Ożarów's Factory of Cables. First, against the law, security guards hired by the owner removed violently workers blocking gate of factory. Then by five days workers and trade unionist supporting them fought with police protecting convoys removing equipment from factory. Eventually there…
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Uniontex goes on strike

Uniontex, clothing factory in Lodz, Poland is on strike since the beginning of June. Crew of 500 person occupies factory buildings to prevent the owner from dismantling the machines and emptying the stocks. Board of directors threaten them with lockout. Uniontex, private cotton factory is a part of polish Fasty…
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Polish anarchosyndycalist sentenced for publishing a paper!

Dominik S., 25 yrs old anarchist from Szczecin/Poland was 16.06.2003 sentenced by court to 6 month in 2 years probation time for "incitiment to sabotage". According to charges, Dominik incited his fellow workers to sabotage and direct actions against management of shipyard where he worked by way of articles in…
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The victory of Rydygier hospital

On Tuesday the 11th March, the 9days long action during what the Marshal's Office has been occupied by Komitet Obrony Szpitala Rydygiera (the Committee of Rydygier Hospital's Defence) has ended. The occupation was ended because the signing of the resolution proposed by K.O.S. According to the resolution the Hospital will…
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News from Ożarów protest

After 306 days long protest of ex-workers of Cables Factory in Ożarów Mazowiecki the protest has ended. Now about 400 people will start they work. The end of the protest was able because of the agreement signed last Thursday. It says that ex-workers that started up the new partnership can…
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In defence of union privileges

In Poland lately there were a lot of violations of union privileges. What's more - it is taking place in the country, where not so long ago workers have fought for free trade unions and they paid an excessive price for their liberality - the price of long standing jail…
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"The fight is on". Calendar of workers' protest 2002

INTRODUCTION A new wave of workers' strikes in Poland has appeared after 22 years since Polish August happened and after 13 years of the social and political changes beginning in 1989. In 2001 the social conflicts ran deeper. It is estimated that only in Warsaw about 183 strikes took place…
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Appeal for support of Ożarów protest

The workers of the cable factory in Ożarów have protested without any brake for over seven months. They are blocking the main gate of factory to make carries out of the machine industrial impossible. The factory had worked without any problems (a lot of orders, good financial position, work on…
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Ożarów protest

On 26th of November the workers of Ożarów Cable Factory, who have occupied their factory for 219 days, were brutally beaten and forced to remove from the main gate of the plant. Buses filled in with the securities from the IMPEL company who were hired by the owner of the…
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Appeal for support of the Rydygier hospital

In the past few months, workers protests have risen in Poland. They mainly concern the negative effects of privatization and the worsening economic conditions in Poland. Last year, the threat of the liquidation of the Shipyard in Szczecin forced workers to take to the streets in Szczecin and Poznan. Miners…
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The action of solidarity with Cegielski's workers

In front of the gate of HCP plants(Hipolit Cegielski Poznań) took place another demonstration of 150 workers organized in OKP (Polish Protesting Comitee). The demonstration was organised as a voice of solidarity with dismissed workers of HCP, protest againt persecuting trade unions activists, breaching the workers rights and using the…
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The New Labour Code Won't Go!!!

For many years, during the reign of communist regime, polish labourers have demanded their rights, among other things - stately work conditions, earnings and freedom of associate in labour organizations. The whole nation has put it's hopes in workers victory in struggle with injustice system. Nowadays as a result of…
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Wielkopolska and Flexible Labour Code

Flexible labour code, which supporters are politicians of every desrciption, economists and lately also the media, should defend us from unemployment that has at present reached 18%. Lets watch liberal proposals of changes in labour code and think over what the real problem is - new workplaces, society's good or…
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