On This Day: 30 August 1980: Polish Workers Win Trade Union Rights


Subject:
Labor , History By Place , Poland , Unions

Description:
Overview of the events surrounding this day in 1980 when "[s]triking Polish workers ... won a sweeping victory in a two-month battle with their Communist rulers for the right to independent trade unions and the right to strike." Provides a timeline with links to related events concerning Poland Solidarity and its leader Lech Walesa, and a link to a small collection of memories of the time period. From the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Publisher:
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Language:
English

Source:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/august/30/newsid_4559000/4559293.stm


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