IN RECENT months Poland has been swept by a wave of strikes and protests. The most spectacular is the struggle of the Silesian miners. They are protesting against plans by the Social Democratic (SLD) government to close four mines and cut 14,000 jobs.

The celebrations of the 30th anniversary of Solidarity take place against the background of attacks and an unprecedented media campaign against today’s trade unions and workers.

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