During the whole of June an occupation took place at the Uniontex SA - textiles factory in Lodz. It was caused the workers rights being attacked. For a few months the workers were almost deprived of the means to live. The protest in Uniontex was an attempt to remind about unpaid wages and also to try to save the work place, endangered by the dishonest, almost criminal activity of the authorities of the enterprise. But from the beginning the workers were threatened by the bosses with immediate liquidation of the company. At the beginning the protesters were threatened with a lock-out, later by the illegalisation of the strike and the sacking of all the workers. The last decision of the company was to dismiss the workers, which was supposed to happen on the 30th of June.All of the actions of the company,despite their illegal character were accepted, because the unions involved in the dispute didn't take any steps either on a regional or national level, to support the protesting workers.
The strike committee gave up and on Friday 27th of June decided to sign an agreement with the company authorities. This agreement can be treated as a capitulation of the strikers because the owners didn't fulfill any of the demands.More,the government started prosecuting the leaders of the union,who were involved in the action. Police called Slawomir Kaczmarek,vicepresident of the Uniontex "Solidarnosc" into questioning on suspicion of:making threatening remarks - to take the president of the company away on a wheelbarrow.For that kind of deed he can get up to two years imprisonment.After a few days they called him again.They took his picture and finger prints.Workers Initiative in Lodz is still intouch with the workers of Uniontex.