The Polish prime minister has hit back at demands for increased health funding by protesting healthcare workers, saying it was impossible to make up for decades of neglect with a one-off salary hike.
Poland’s health service is in danger of “dying,” protesting healthcare workers have warned in a letter to the prime minister and the leader of the ruling party.
A delegation representing Polish healthcare workers refused to accept an invitation for a meeting with the government, the health minister said on Tuesday.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, will not meet protesting healthcare workers because "it is not yet the moment” for him to get involved, the health minister has said.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, will not meet protesting healthcare workers until their demands are more realistic, a government source has told PAP.
Following a protest in the Polish capital on Saturday, healthcare workers created a 'white city' next to the prime minister's office, initially planned to last a week.
Poland's medics marched through the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, demanding higher wages and better working conditions as the country faces a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Greenpeace activists blockaded the entrance of the State Assets Ministry building in Warsaw as part of a protest calling for Poland to stop using coal by 2030.
Before dowsing himself in a flammable solvent, Siwiec had distributed protest leaflets, and held a banner saying “For our freedom and yours.” In the days that followed, any news on the incident was censored and the secret police spread rumours that the 57-year-old accountant was drunk and mentally unstable in an effort to discredit him.
Donald Tusk, the former European Council president who has returned to domestic politics to head the centrist Civic Platform (PO) once again, has expressed admiration for mass protests in Poland 'in defence of the rule of law.'