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200,000 join unprecedented march in Poland

by Andy Zebrowski
Issue No. 2371

Up to 200,000 trade unionists marched in Warsaw  last Saturday against the government’s austerity polices.

It was the first time the three major union federations—Solidarity, OPZZ and FZZ—had held such a huge joint protest. 

The main issues are the rise in retirement age to 67 and new flexible working which means being at bosses’ beck and call. 

It was also a general protest against the government’s arrogance, neoliberalism, privatisation, cuts and sackings. 

Now many workers are calling for a general strike.


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International
Tue 17 Sep 2013, 16:06 BST
Issue No. 2371
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