In the past 20 years, various attempts to make coalitions between the left and right have taken place in Poland. The involvement of supposedly left wing or anarchist groups with the far-right have been treated in various publications. These have involved such organizations such as the Anarchist Federation, the August 80 union or ATTAC. It seems that after many years of discussion, some leftists keep falling back into this cooperation.
Italian boss sends workers on vacation, Closes factory and sets up business in Poland - with the help of the Polish state
The so-called “Solidarity” union from a furniture factory in Bartoszyce has issued a scandalous statement in what seems to be a campaign organized by the bosses of Black Red White company to protect its image after the events of recent weeks.
Last year Poland raised the retirement age to 67 and this year got rid of the guaranteed 8-hour day. Up til now, the main unions have responded with barely a peep. This lack of union militancy has no doubt given the green light to the neoliberal government to push ahead with such anti-worker measures. Now, as the workers demand some response, one wonders if this will be too little, too late. What are the factors that have lead to this situation? They are complex, ranging from the specifics of the local social conditions to the institutions of trade union collaboration. The following is the first in a series of articles on the situation of the unions in Poland.
Support sweatshop workers in the struggle to improve their working conditions and organize! Management fired union activists, death threats made.
Akai discusses the situation of women at work and in the home.
How far can one go with "diversity of tactics" before diverging with anarchism?
As groups call for entrance into politics or make coalitions with nationalists, this question has shown the urgency for tactical debate based on empirical experience.
Turning a blind eye to right-wing involvement in syndicalist movements.
Conflict at Azteca Bar inspiration for wider campaign.
In the third week of a heat wave, more about more workers in Warsaw are collapsing in the street.