An overview of a strike by the syndicalist union Workers Initiative, at a contract manufacturing plant in Poland that produces components for the Korean electronics multinational, LG.
An electronics factory in a special economic zone, low wages, long working hours, hire-and-fire labor contracts – what we primarily hear from China, Malaysia, or Mexico, happens about 350 kilometers from Berlin, Germany, too.
On Saturday a group of Polish activists were arrested in Frankfurt (Oder) just because they were Polish antifascists.
That day, German Nazis wanted to organize demonstration against Polish immigrants. The counter demonstration is supported both by workers, leftists and religious groups. Even the mayor of the town gave “support” to the demonstration. But the true about this “support” is a bit different.
“Mothers’ Strike” is a documentary that portrays the living conditions of the striking women in Walbrzych, Poland in 2010, their struggle against local authorities, conflicts with welfare institutions and their attempts at self-organizing.
The following text was written in summer 2011 by some of those behind the documentary:
Short news about protest which changed into Fascist event.
26th of August in front of the Syrian embassy two demonstrations took place. The first one was organized by Syrian embassy and its goal was to record it and show in pro-Syrian government that whole world supports Al-Assad. That is why Syrians who live in Warsaw prepared second demonstration to drown the first one.
Polish police victimize activists who protests against housing politics and neonazi violence. At the same moment gangsters associated with Palikot's Movement terrorize tenants.
Woman was evicted from her house, one of Evict Activists arrested and beaten in a police car.
Early in the morning, police vans parked all around the building where Mrs. E. lives. She has been struggling with her living place, where they did not recognize her right to tenancy because she divorced from the person who originally was living there. Despite the fact that she continued to live there alone for 22 years, paying rent, they notified her that they wanted to evict her. E.
A look at the military camps in southern Poland organised by the far right, which were recently responsible for the murder of two students.
The most dramatic result of the existence of such camps, is the death of two students from Wrocław: Anna Kembrowska and Robert Odżga. These two people went for a trip to Góry Stołowe. They left their home town on the 15th of August 1997 and were going to with other students who had organized their camp. After two days, contact with them was lost.
In the past few months, a struggle of dozens of workers has taken place at the Chinese Chung Hong Electronics factory, a supplier of LG in a Polish Special Economic Zone in Kobierzyce near Wroclaw. Workers entered the collective labor dispute with a series of demands: a wage increase, the restoration of the social fund, the reduction of the annual overtime limit, the restoration of free transport for workers etc.
As no agreement was reached between the employer and employees, workers carried out a strike referendum, and the strike was supported by a majority of workers. The employer refused all demands, and industrial action was organized according to the Polish labor law – despite of its weaknesses like a long procedure that in reality stifles workers' unrest.
Brogans Irish Pub is one of the two pubs which belong to Maciej Witzberg, Polish neofascist who attacked squat Rozbrat last time.
Everything happened in May. After march of Witold Pilecki, Polish soldier who tried to organize resistance in Auschwitz a group of 20 neofascists attacked squat Rozbrat where public cultural event for children was taking place.