Poland: International Solidarity with Chung Hong (Poland) Factory workers

July 21, 2012 5:31 pmViews: 242

Reinstate sacked striking workers,  Against global sweatshops

chinawoker.info

chinaworker.info is a campaign website for independent trade union and labour rights in China. We have heard from the union, Inicjatywa Pracownicza, that the factory of Chung Hong Electronic (Poland) , a supplier of LG Electronics Polan, in  Biskupice Podgórne in the Special Economic Zone near Wroclaw is abusing labour rights and attacking workers’ union  Inicjatywa Pracownicza (Workers’ Initiative).

We have known that the Chung Hong workers and their union,  Inicjatywa Pracownicza, have been in labour dispute with the employer for over two months. Workers are demanding for wage increase, restoration of the social fund, reduction of the annual overtime limit, restoration of free transport for workers, and better arrangements of workplace and work shift. Workers also demand that the employer recognize the union and offer the union office.

However, the employer refuse workers’ demand and further negotiation. In mid of June, the workers hold several meeting, and most of workers voted for strike on June 28th’s referendum. A few days later, the worker’s representative,  Krzysztof Gazda, was sacked by the employer illegaly. Then, dozens of workers have launched the strike from that day for their demands and reinstatement of  Krzysztof Gazda to worker. On July 10th, another twenty four workers, who have been involved in the strikes, were also collectively dismissed. They have been violently driven away by the security guards.

The employer, Chung Hong Electronic Company, is rampantly in breach of Polish labour and union law. It also brutally attack freedom of association and basic democratic rights. We also believe that LG Electronic (Poland) and the Polish government should also be responsible for these anti-workers activities.

Chinaworker.info expresses great concern about current situation of the workers and would like show solidarity with them. We urge the employer immediately reinstate twenty five workers,  and meet their demands for wages, social funds, working condition, trade unions and etc. We also urge all unionists and socialists globally to support Chung Hong workers’ struggle.

Yours in sincerely,

Chinaworker.info

To:

Chung Hong Electronics(Poland)
YU Yung Tsai – chairman of the board
Innowacyjna 4
55-040 Biskupice Podgórne
chunghong@chunghong.com.pl
dominika.frydlewicz@chunghong.com.pl

ChungHong Holdings Limited
86-1 Xiang-Yang Road,
Suzhou New District, PRC
investor_info@chunghong.com
CHSZ@chunghong.com
CHPL@chunghong.com

 

LG Electronics Polska Sp. zoo
Don Hyung Kang
Aleje Jerozolimskie 162A
02-342 Warszawa
lge@lge.pl
ewa.lis@lge.com

Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu SA
Industrial Developement Agency
w Warszawie
Oddział w Tarnobrzegu
ul. Zakładowa 30
39-400 Tarnobrzeg
biuro@tsse.pl

CC:
Inicjatywa Pracownicza (Workers’ Initiative)
international@ozzip.pl.

English Report: Strike and Lockout at Chung Hong Electronics in Poland
Poland Solidarity 1

Poland Solidarity 2

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