The Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarność, referred to hereafter as the Union, founded as a result of worker protests and established on the basis of the Gdańsk Accords signed on 31st August 1980 by the Inter-enterprise Strike Committee and the Government Commission, basing its activity on Christian ethics and Catholic social teachings, conducts activity to protect workers' interests and fulfils their material, social and cultural aspirations.

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Protest in FIAT plants

05 Oct. -  Workers of Fiat Auto Poland and Fiat - GM Powertrain in Bielsko-Biala organised a rally demanding increase of the lowest wages and decent working conditions in all FIAL factories in Poland. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) XX National Congress of Delegates in Szczecin

28 Sep. - XX National Congress of Delegates took place in Szczecin on 28-29 September. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Union busting in Media Markt

20 Sep. - A new trade union organisation in Media Markt store in Gdansk suffered immediate blow after the unionists informed the management about the union. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Solidarity rally in Delia

15.09 Sep. - Almost 500 unionists of Mid-Eastern Region took part in a rally at the gates of Delia S.A. in Zamosc expressing their solidarity with the workers of the company. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Meeting with the Prime Minister

23 Aug. - "Our government wants to strengthen the role of trade unions in the public life" said Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the Prime Minister,
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buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Decision of the Presidium on the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy draft on standards of services for labour market

21 Aug. - The Presidium of the National Commission of NSZZ "Solidarnosc" negatively evaluates the draft of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy on standards of services for labour market implemented through public employment service and the terms of adapting the service to the required standards due to: more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Decision of the Presidium on the project of the National Development Strategy 2007-2015

21 Aug. - The Presidium of the National Commission of NSZZ "Solidarnosc" has issued a negative opinion on the draft of the National Development Strategy 2007-2015 that was approved by the government due to following reasons: more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) 130 Employees of Zelmer in Rzeszow to be dismissed

17 Aug. - The management of Zelmer S.A. asked trade unions in the company for appointing representatives for negotiating group dismissal of 130 out of 2313 employees. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) PZ Cussons Polska S.A. acting against trade unions

11 Aug -  Stephen Murphy, CEO of PZ Cussons Polska SA wants to get rid of NSZZ Solidarnosc from the company. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Conference of union organisers

07 Aug -  23 regional co-ordinators for the union's development participated in the conference organised in Gdansk in order to discuss and develop an organising strategy in specific regions. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Trade Unionists met with the President of Poland

01 Aug. - President Lech Kaczynski met with the leaders of regional and branch structures of NSZZ "Solidarnosc". more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Immediate decisions demanded

29 June -  Shipyard workers from Gdynia protested in the streets of Warsaw at the offices of State Treasury and the Council of Ministers. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) 50th Anniversary of Poznan Riots in 1956

21 June -  On the occasion of 50th anniversary of Poznan civil riots against communist regime, the National Commission issued the following statement: more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Elections in the Union

14 June -  Regional General Congresses of Delegates have so far been held in 14 regions of "S". more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) Salary increases on the fast track

2 June - Representatives of trade unions in health care met with the Prime Minister, who said that the Council of Ministers would discuss the act on increase of salaries in health care. more »

buttn2.gif (1078 bytes) "S" demands proportional increase of wages

1 June -  The National Commission of NSZZ "Solidarnosc" demanded implementation of principle of increase of wages proportional to increase of efficiency at work. more »

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National Commission of Independent Self-Governing Trade Union
ul. Waly Piastowskie 24
80-855 GDANSK

International Department
ul. Wały Piastowskie 24,
80-855 Gdańsk, Poland
tel.:  +48 (58) 308 42 32
fax: 308 44 82