Solidarity (Solidarity Trade Union
2003) prepared a submission for a public hearing on affirmative action held by the Parliamentary labor portfolio committee on 14 May 2003.
Osiatynski: Some people believe the Solidarity trade union
is the guarantee for our transformation's continuation, because it no longer supports the communists But at the same time, it makes ever-increasing demands on the new government.
The 95 documents from archives of the East and West illuminate events between August 1980 when the Solidarity trade union
was founded and December 1981 when Polish authorities declared martial law and crushed the nation-wide opposition movement that had grown up around the union.
Lech Walesa, the founder of Poland's Solidarity trade union
, said: 'My life's dream has come true.
Seeds of rebellion had already been sewn earlier in the decade when Polish union leader Lech Walesa challenged the power of the Soviet state through his Solidarity trade union
THE instant imagery of Gdansk is the Lenin shipyards, Lech Walesa and the birth of the Solidarity trade union
Between October 15th and November 15th, an international conference will be held to discuss the importance of the Independent Self-Governing Solidarity Trade Union
in eroding the totalitarian system.
But since the banning of the Solidarity trade union
in December 1981 and the introduction of martial law, the pilgrimages had taken on a new urgency.
1981: Military rulers in Poland have declared a state of emergency after imposing martial law and placing Lech Walesa, above, leader of the Solidarity trade union
They include Lech Walesa, who led anti-communist protests in Poland as the head of the Solidarity trade union
Even the Solidarity trade union
has left the coalition and returned to its labour roots - a course long urged by the founder of the movement, Lech Walesa.