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Bus manufacturing workers in Poland on strike for wage increase

While the bus manufacturer Solaris is reaping record profits, the salaries of employees with 15 years of work experience remains under minimum wage

Pendant found in Poland could be the oldest surviving jewellery made by humans

Carbon dating has established that the pendant found in southern Poland inside the Stajnia cave is thousands of years older than artifacts decorated similarly and found in other sites

Women’s groups stage protest during first reading of harsh anti-abortion bill in Polish parliament

The bill which was voted down in its first reading would have equated abortion with murder and led to prison terms of up to 25 years for those who underwent abortion and those who assisted them

Amid protests, Polish parliament rejects anti-abortion bill

The bill proposed by anti-abortion groups called for a complete ban on abortions including in cases of rape and pregnancies that pose a threat to women’s health.

Mapping Faultlines: Poland’s crises reflect Europe’s confusion

In this episode, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the recent refugee crisis on Poland’s borders with Belarus in the context of the former’s tangled relationship with the European Union

Women's Protest-Poland Women in Poland demand justice for victim of anti-abortion law

Progressive sections in Poland blame the Constitutional Court’s notorious anti-abortion directive for the death of a 30-year-old woman from pregnancy-related complications in Pszczyna hospital

Polish LGBTQ groups and left oppose bill that seeks to ban pride marches

The bill that seeks to ban pride marches was introduced in parliament after receiving over 140,000 signatures through a process called the citizens’ initiative. It was spearheaded by right-wing activist Kaja Godek

Polish protests Opposition protests anti-EU ruling by Polish constitutional court 

The Polish constitutional tribunal made a controversial ruling overriding several articles of the EU treaty and rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the independence of the judiciary, stating that they are contrary to the country’s constitution

Polish health workers mobilize to save a dying health system

Tens of thousands of health workers in Poland are demanding the government to ensure safe staffing, better working conditions, and more funding for the public health system

Refugee Solidarity -Poland Progressives in Poland ask government to welcome refugees

Political hostilities between the European Union and Belarus have led to a humanitarian crisis as hundreds of refugees remain stranded at Belarus’ borders with Poland, Lithuania and Latvia

Workers Strike Poland Workers of Paroc plant in Poland clinch victory after one week of strike

Following a week-long strike action, the workers of the Paroc Polska plant in Trzemeszno have won higher internship bonuses, increase in salary, and extension of employment contracts

Homophobia in Poland Progressive sections in Poland denounce attack on LGBT activists 

A masked mob of around thirty people attacked a training session of the LGBT sports club Homokomando in the city of Gdansk on March 17