Poland: More Renewal

A crucial party congress begins

Once more the strike sirens were wailing across Poland. First, 35,000 dockers at Baltic seaports from Gdansk to Szczecin walked off their jobs for an hour. The men were demanding improved working conditions and benefits. Next day, most of the 6,000 employees of LOT, the national airline, quit working for four hours. Reason: they claimed the right to name the airline's new director. (At week's end the LOT employees accepted the government's appointee as "president" but insisted that their candidate actually run the airline.) Finally, transport workers...

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