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POLAND : Workers Strike Over Closure of Shipyard

June 13, 1996|From Times Wire Reports

Polish workers began a two-day strike to protest government plans to close the failing Gdansk shipyard, birthplace of the Solidarity labor movement. Shipyard workers erected a cross at the main gate along with a poster listing their demands to the government, which owns 60% of the shipyard. The strikers want a restructuring plan to save the yard and a retraining program for any of the 7,300 employees who are laid off.

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