INTRODUCTION: An historic meeting took place in Poland on Wednesday (4 November) between the State, the Church and unions.
SV INT Walesa arrives for meeting.
SV PULL BACK TO GV & PAN Meeting in progress.
TOP VIEW & PAN Meeting.
SV & PAN OF Members TO speaker.
SV Solidarity members.
Gv Audience with Walesa at top table.
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Background: INTRODUCTION: An historic meeting took place in Poland on Wednesday (4 November) between the State, the Church and unions. Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski, Catholic Archbishop Jozef Glemp and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa spent three hours in Warsaw discussing the country's serious economic and political problems. Such a meeting has never been seen before on Poland nor any Warsaw Pact country. The day before (3 November) Walesa attended a gathering of Solidarity's officers in the Baltic port of Gdansk.
SYNOPSIS: Lech Walesa was the last to arrive at Solidarity's ruling national commission meeting. It was called to discuss ways of ending un-official strikes.
On Monday, Walesa himself played a significant part in persuading 100,000 strikers to return to work in the sulphur-producing region of Tarnobzreg. But other workers in Zielona Gora, Sosnoweic and Zyrardow regions defied calls from Solidarity and Parliament to immediately end their industrial action.
Strike organisers from these regions told commission members that ending stoppages without grievances being settled would only lead to further trouble. They appealed for those present to try and understand their problems and allow action to continue.
Delegates also hear some speakers call for workers' control of work-places rather than strikes, but Walesa repeated his call for a strike-ban before leaving for the Warsaw meeting.