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Unions strike in Poland against government policy

28 March, 2013Up to 100,000 workers in the industrial Silesia region of Poland went on strike in the morning of 26 March in protest over the government's labour, health and education policies.

International Works Committee established at Indesit

29 November, 2012On 15 November unions and management of Italian-based producer of domestic appliances, Indesit, jointly established the Global Committee.

Framework agreements signed by Polish miners and government

21 January, 2015January has seen 2,000 miners in Poland protesting against government plans to close a number of mines in the country. On 17 January, a framework agreement was reached between the trade unions and the government, putting an end to the protests.  

Shots fired against striking miners in Poland

17 February, 2015Police in Poland have used firearms against striking miners, injuring more than 20 people. The violent clashes occurred as protestors demanded the immediate resignation of the CEO of Poland’s largest coking coal producer Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa (JSW).

IndustriALL makes joint declaration demanding Just Transition at COP24

3 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union and industriAll European Trade Union have issued a joint declaration demanding a Just Transition for workers as the world’s nations meet for the United Nations climate change summit in Katowice, Poland – COP 24.

200 Polish miners occupy company headquarters

17 November, 2014Two hundred Polish miners are occupying the headquarters of the European Union’s largest thermal coal producer in protest at plans to liquidate the firm.

IndustriALL COP24 Blog - Katowice, Poland

2 December, 2018IndustriALL Global Union's director of sustainability, Brian Kohler, reports from a trade union perspective on the climate change summit taking place in Katowice, Poland, from 2-14 December.

SKF World Union Committee: in times of trouble solidarity is needed

27 September, 2016On 20-22 September about 50 workers’ and trade union representatives from Europe, Asia and North America where SKF Group, the world-leading producer of bearings, has operations, came to Poznan, Poland. The participants exchanged views on labour related issues in SKF, including the upcoming changes in the group.

Polish unions in mass demonstrations condemning government policy

13 September, 2013IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliated trade unions in Poland are central actors in the national days of protest in Warsaw of 11–14 September. The days of protest were prepared by Poland's three largest trade union confederations: Trade Unions Forum (FZZ), the All-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) and the NSZZ “Solidarnosc”.

Polish miners went on 24-hour strike

25 October, 2012With no other way to find solution in a dispute over new labour contracts and wages Polish miners went on 24-hour strike on 19 October 2012.