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Workers Struggle in Ozarow
by www-features
Wednesday Dec 11th, 2002 3:38 PM
Workers Struggle in Ozarow, Poland
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Years after the Solidarinosc labor movement helped bring down the authoritarian Communist regime in Poland, workers in Ozarow are now engaged in a struggle against the new capitalist ruling class in Poland. Beginning on November 26, pitched battles have occurred between workers and riot police over the issue of labor rights at a telephone cable factory. The factory has been the site of a protracted labor dispute over attempts to shut down the factory. The latest actions have led to arrests and beatings, and is entering a third week. On the first day, ten workers were arrested and four hospitalized. As the struggle has continued, there have been fifty arrests.

Read: report about protests | appeal for solidarity

More information is available in a November 27 report (pl) from the Poland IMC, a series of three reports from A-INFOS [ 1 | 2 | 3 ], and a timeline of the dispute over the factory. [ Poland IMC | Poprostu | Protest Pracnownikow FKO Tele-Fonika Kable ]

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