Poland : Labour unrest in Poland (FCO28-004161).

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • Abingdon, England : Taylor and Francis, 2020.
  • London : Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 1980.
Description
1 online resource : colour text file, PDF

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Subject(s)
Series
  • Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series). ; FCO28-004161. [More in this series]
  • Cold War Eastern Europe. [More in this series]
  • FCO28: Foreign Office and Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Northern Department and East European and Soviet Department (and succeeding departments): Registered Files (N, EN and ES Series). ; FCO28-004161
Data source
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1947-1982
  • Cold War Eastern Europe, 1976-1982: Module 4
  • History Commons
Summary note
A file of documents concerning Polish labour unrest. Subjects discussed in the file include Polish labour unrest in response to increases in meat prices -- the demands of the strikers -- the Polish governmental response to the unrest, including the settlement reached with the workers at Gdansk -- and the impact of the unrest and the subsequent settlement on Poland's economy. Other subjects discussed in the file include the response of Eastern-bloc countries to the unrest -- the Soviet response, including the possibility of Soviet intervention in Poland -- the response of Western states -- personnel changes in the Polish government -- and the potential impact of the unrest on the Madrid follow-up meeting of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Documents in the file include messages exchanged between the U.S. president, Jimmy Carter, and the U.K. prime minister, Margaret Thatcher -- and a copy of the agreement between the Polish government and the inter-factory strike committee.
Notes
  • File date: 1980.
  • Date document(s) were released to the public domain: 2011.
  • Title from Cold War Eastern Europe Module IV.
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