Unionists at Polish Mining Group (PGG) signed a six-percent wage hike agreement with company management on Friday, following short negotiations carried out on Thursday, aided by a deputy prime minister.
A miner sought by rescue teams after a Friday tremor in the Rudna copper mine in southwestern Poland is dead, the mine-owning KGHM copper company has informed.
PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Monday in Katowice, southern Poland, commemorated the 38th anniversary of the December 1981 Wujek massacre, in which communist riot police killed nine protesting miners in the city's Wujek coal mine.
At first glance it was a communist official’s dream: honest proletarian folk elevated by the virtues of the socialism to the wholesome realm of art. But in reality Grupa Janowska, a group of miners from the town of Janów near Katowice, was producing art that defied communist convention, and some of the group would go on to gain recognition both in Poland and abroad for their work.