<alter-ee> solidarity actions

Zaczek alter-ee@lists.most.org.pl
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 21:06:38 +0200

People from FA took part in the day of demonstrations of solidarity
of workers from factories threatened with bankruptcy and layoffs (Bialystok
and Poznan
among other cities).
In Poznan 100 people took part in total, in Szczecin there was about 1000
in total.
The endangered factories are mainly contractors of the Szczecin
shipyards which collapsed.
(Not longer than a few years ago, the Szczecin shipyards were shown as a
enterprise proving that Poland's transition to capitalism is an economic
success. Everyone can see how this is in reality.)
In Poznan, FA cooperates quite closely with the inter-factory protest
committee and publishes a common newsletter with the independent
trade-union "Solidarity 80". Some of the articles published there present
anarchism and ideas of self-management. In Szczecin, members of FA
(some of whom are ex-shipyard workers)
participated in the pickets as well, however their relation with the protest
committee is not as good. Activists from FA distrust some of the
prominent members of the inter-factory committee for
their tendency to de-radicalize the struggle.