The working-class history of the Republic of Poland

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The ability to mobilise
Dalej!, [September 1998]. The Warsaw demonstration organised by the National Trade Union Alliance (OPZZ) on 3rd April marked the opening of a general dispute with the Government. It showed that dormant within this trade union grouping is a substantial potential to mobilise large numbers in defence of the interests of the workers.
Polish hospitals feel pain as nurses step up strikes, protests
Associated Press, 27 November 2000. Nurses escalated strikes and sit-ins Monday to demand higher pay. Poland has struggled to reform its health-care system since shedding communist rule in 1989. With most hospitals deeply in debt, their managers have been reluctant to enter wage talks or promise raises.
400 Protest Layoffs at Gdansk Shipyard, Birthplace of Solidarity
Agence France Press, 15 August 2001. Some 400 workers protested Tuesday against impending layoffs at the Gdansk shipyard, birthplace of the Solidarity trade union movement in August 1980 that led Poland's democratic revolution.
New chairman of Solidarity trade union profiled
Hoover's Online, 28 September 2002. Janusz Sniadek, the hitherto deputy to Marian Krzaklewski and head of the Gdansk Region of the Solidarity trade union, was on Friday [27 September] evening elected as the new chairman of the Independent Self-governing Trade Union [NSZZ] Solidarity. “But the most important thing now is to change the face of the union, to take off its political face,”. He also stressed that in the work of the union he would be directed by the public good.