Solidarity trade union plans protests across Poland
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The Solidarity trade union plans to stage protests in front of 16 regional authority offices across Poland on Thursday, demanding pay raises for public sector employees.
Solidarity leader Piotr Duda at a press conference in Gdańsk on Wednesday.Photo: PAP/Adam Warżawa
The head of the union, Piotr Duda, announced the protests on Wednesday at a press conference, Poland’s PAP news agency has reported.
Duda called the union’s demands the “Solidarity Five,” in an echo of spending plans pledged by Jarosław Kaczyński, the head of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party.
The plans have been dubbed the “Kaczyński Five” by the media.
Polish Interior Minister Joachim Brudziński said: “We are always ready to hold talks with Mr Duda.”
Source: IAR, PAP