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Today's labour news

Care workers launch campaign to improve conditions, care quality 2023-12-09 [UNI]

Union secures another win for IKEA workers 2023-11-06 [BWI]

Europe Polish election reinforces demands for the EU Media Freedom Act 2023-10-26 [EFJ]

Google employees in Poland form first-ever union amid layoffs 2023-10-10 [UNI Global Union]

CD Projekt staff form union for Polish developers 2023-10-09 [Games]

Warning strike at Mondelēz Bielany Wrocławskie 2023-10-06 [IUF]

Poland Gräfenhausen strikers demonstrate that supply chain accountability is possible through workers’ solidarity 2023-10-05 [ITF]

Victory at IKEA: Union leader returns to work 2023-09-27 [BWI]

MFRR to visit Warsaw for press freedom mission 2023-09-05 [EFJ]

Call for rules limiting working hours during extreme heat 2023-07-21 [NFP]

Ukraine UNI partners with UNHCR in Poland to expand knowledge on labour rights 2023-07-16 [UNI]

A new report examines the PKN Orlen takeover of Polska Press 2023-07-13 [EFJ]

BWI on IKEA’s dismissal of trade union leader  ActNOW!  2023-03-20 [BWI]

BWI on IKEA’s dismissal of trade union leader  ActNOW!  2023-03-18 [BWI]

Global The dark side of IKEA  ActNOW!  2023-03-01 [Solidarity - Eric Lee]

Spain Spanish journalist Pablo González in custody for one year on charges of spying for Russia and no trial in sight 2023-02-28 [IFJ]

Belarus Action in support of 'Heroes of the struggle for an independent trade union movement in Belarus'  ActNOW!  2023-02-20 []

ORPEA union is ready to bargain 2023-02-03 [UNI Global Union]

Poland 'Solidarność' asks for support from the Polish authorities in the case of Belarusian unionists  ActNOW!  2023-01-19 []

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council new attack on liberal media 2023-01-10 [EFJ]

Poland Polish educators in full solidarity with Ukrainian colleagues and children 2022-09-06 [Education International]

Poland Unions helping Ukrainian refugees fight for their rights in Poland 2022-09-01 [UNI Global Union]

Spain Spanish journalist held in pre-trial detention for six months despite “lack of evidence” 2022-08-29 [IFJ]

Castorama workers win reinstatement through the courts 2022-08-19 [UNI Global Union]

Stop union busting at Teleperformance Poland 2022-07-21 [UNI]

As coal mines close, Silesia's miners face an uncertain future 2022-06-17 [Equal Times]

Poland's mines claim more lives 2022-04-27 [IndustriALL]

Death toll up to 12 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing 2022-04-26 [OHS Canada]

Poland UNI support for Ukrainian refugees continues with helpline 2022-04-13 [UNI Global Union]

IKEA workers protest unjust wages, prepares for strike vote 2022-04-08 [BWI]

IKEA workers protest unjust wages, prepare for strike vote 2022-04-08 [BWI]

Ukraine Solidarność opens headquarters to refugees from Ukraine 2022-03-26 [PSI]

Ukraine UNI refugee programme for Ukraine kicks off 2022-03-25 [UNI]

Ukraine Solidarity in Wartime: Interview with a Ukrainian Union Leader 2022-03-04 [Labor Notes]

Europe Free European Media: the second edition will take place on 17-18 March in Gdansk 2022-02-07 [EFJ]

LOT recruits flight attendants. Trade unionists: hire those sacked as part of collective redundancies first 2022-01-23 [Spark Chronicles]

Media freedom groups urge President Duda to veto ‘Lex-TVN' 2021-12-22 [IFJ]

Amazon Worker: Why We're Striking on Black Friday 2021-11-27 [Jacobin]

Belarus Journalists must be allowed access to Belarus border 2021-11-22 [EFJ]

Retail workers in Poland to protest over poor conditions 2021-11-05 [UNI Global Union]

'We want to be respected, not exploited,' say Polish retail workers 2021-11-05 [UNI Global Union]

Belarus March of solidarity with Belarusian workers held in Białystok 2021-10-04 [Belsat]

Medical workers march for better pay, conditions 2021-09-12 [ThinkPol]

Norway Trade union experiences of remunicipalisation in Poland and Norway 2021-08-18 [PSI]

Parliament must vote against “lex TVN” bill 2021-08-12 [EFJ]

Parliament must vote against “lex TVN” bill 2021-08-12 [IFJ]

Nursing home workers in Poland pledge organizing drive 2021-07-07 [UNI]

Energy policy protests reflect power struggle 2021-06-16 [Deutsche Welle]

Miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal 2021-06-10 [ThinkPol]

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This month in labour history

10-12-1983 Lech Walesa, leader of the Solidarity union in Poland, wins the Nobel Peace Prize. His wife Danuta accepts on his behalf. [more]

12-12-1970 At the announcement of a 10-30% price hike on basic foodstuffs and other consumer goods, workers at the Gdansk shipyards decide to go on strike. [more]

13-12-1981 General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland in an attempt to stop political opposition led by the Solidarity union. 1000s of activists imprisoned. [more]

14-12-1992 300000 coal miners strike in Poland over low wages & losses of 180000 jobs. [more]

15-12-1970 Beginning of demonstrations and street fights in Slupsk and Elblag. Constitution of a central strike committee, bringing together workers from Gdansk, Gdynia and Sopot. [more]

16-12-1970 Govt sends in military to pacify coastal cities where workers are striking over high prices. They shoot striking shipyard workers. [more]

17-12-1970 In Gdynia, Poland soldiers fire at workers emerging from trains, killing dozens. [more]

17-12-1970 Beginning of demonstrations and street fights in Szczecin. General strike throughout the city. Constitution of a central strike committee, which takes all power in the city. A state of emergency is established throughout the country. [more]

23-12-1970 Responding to the general strike the government shuffles the cabinet and "releases" 7 billion zlotys to increase wages and pensions. [more]

24-12-1970 In 106 large factories in the country, meetings begin, where the workers decide on the modalities of the distribution of the seven billion zlotys released to end the strike. [more]

25-12-2007 Miners hold underground Christmas protest over merger, wages. [more]