Solidarity’s demands ‘not met’6 September 2012
A Polish government-church commission has deplored the country's failure to address the grievances expressed in the Gdansk Accords, 21 demands made of the communist government by the Solidarity movement in 1980.
"The authors of the historic changes in Poland and Europe struggled, among other things, for a dignified life for Polish families," said the Family Team of the Joint Government-Bishops' Conference Commission on the anniversary of the issuing of the accords. "Yet a significant proportion of families, especially with many children, still live in poverty here, while child poverty remains the European Union's highest."
The statement said the Solidarity movement's 21 demands had included shorter housing queues and longer maternity leave, as well as better schooling and family support, which all remained inadequate 32 years after Solidarity was formed.
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