Sunday 25 October 2009

Hunger Strike at PKP

On Friday Oct. 23, a hunger strike was begun in the PKP group.

(PKP is the Polish state railways, which is divided into many firms which play different functions.)

A representative of ZSP was invited to go in with the group of striking workers from Gliwice who came to Warsaw, to the headquarters of PKP. As it turned out, this was a group of women, which was unusual as railway workers action are usually male-dominated. There was a small discussion about the sense of hunger strikes and whether different action may be more sensible. The strike is continuing in Gliwice, although the woman did not stay in Warsaw over the weekend. They are due back on Monday.

The workers are protesting against the liquidation of the PKP ZLK in
Gliwice, where 1700 people work.

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