Warsaw, Jun. 5, 2007 (CWNews.com) - Leaders of Poland's Solidarity movement are threatening a nationwide strike on the feast of Corpus Christi, to protest policies that require employees to work on religious and national holidays.
At a press conference in Warsaw, leaders of Solidarity's retail division appealed to employees across the nation to join in a work stoppage on June 7, when Corpus Christi will be observed.
Solidarity is demanding that all retail stores be closed on Sundays and on the country’s 12 most important national and religious holidays, including New Year’s Day, Easter, Corpus Christi, All Saints’ Day, Independence Day, and Christmas. A proposal to the same effect was introduced in the Polish parliament this year, but has yet to be voted on.