<alter-ee> Direct action in Szczecin

Zaczek alter-ee@lists.most.org.pl
Wed, 7 Aug 2002 17:24:10 +0200


Today several thousand shipyard workers in Szczecin have intruded into the
Odra clothes factory
in Szczecin where women workers have not received pay for several months.
The clothes factory workers are on partial strike and stop working for 6
hours a day.
The intruders have dragged out the director of the enterprise and thrown
eggs
on him, and performed the ritual of driving the boss out the factory on a
wheelbarrow (age
old custom in Poland when firing your boss).
The intruders demanded that the boss tells the workers when they will
receive salaries.
The police didn't intervene out of "fear to enrage the demonstrators" as the
spokesman of police said.

Zaczek