Lublin 1980 Strikes

Lublin 1980 Strikes

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Lublin 1980 strikes were the series of workers' strikes in the area of the eastern city of Lublin (People's Republic of Poland), demanding better salaries and lower prices of food products. They began on July 8, 1980, at the State Aviation Works in widnik, a town located on the outskirts of Lublin. By mid-July, 1980, some 50,000 local workers from more than 150 enterprises went on strike. These strikes marked the beginning of important socio-political changes in Poland, such as the creation of Solidarity and democratization of the country, heralding a wave of protests later referred to as the August 1980 strikes.On January 1, 1980, Edward Gierek, First Secretary of the Polish United Workers' Party, gave a New Year's speech in which he admitted that Poland was in an economic slump, adding that the difficulties had been caused both by drought in the summer of 1979 and by the severe winter of 1979-1980. More than a month later, on February 9, the Central Statistical Office disclosed data about Polish State revenue, announcing that compared to the previous year, it shrank by 2%. The growing crisis was also noticed by the Catholic Church.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613662527X
  • 9786136625270