Maciek Konopka, a dock worker in Gdansk, Poland, has been sacked for union organising, sparking an international campaign for his reinstatement.
Maciek’s sacking is the latest union-busting action by dock management, including intimidation and threats of dismissal as workers organise for better pay, against the use of temporary contracts, and over negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.
Management employs workers on rolling temporary employment contracts, seemingly to maximise a culture of fear and job insecurity.
LabourStart are working with international unions to run a campaign for Maciek’s reinstatement and against union-busting.
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