On April 2, a wildcat strike broke out in a metalworks in Chorzow, Poland. Tomorrow police and private security will try to violently break it.
On April 2, a few hundred metalworkers at Huta Batory ironworkers started a wildcat strike against planned reductions and the use of temporary workers on trash contracts. The ironworks started mass layoffs - 50 people were dismissed last week alone. At the same time, they increased the use of temporary workers. The metalworkers described how people doing the same job as they were earned half their salaries - just 1400 zloties netto (350 euros). The workers consider this type of salary to be obscene for the work they do and demand the reinstatement of the dismissed workers and respecting the existing collective agreement. They did not wait for the union negotiations and just went on strike.
The company has hired a lot of security and is working with the police to organize an action tomorrow to break the strike. Already a lot of extra police are seen in the area.