The milestones that led to the creation of “Solidarity” were the efforts of generations of workers, intellectuals, students and farmers, said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday during the ceremonial meeting of the Gdańsk NSZZ “S” (Trade Union Solidarity) Board on the 41st anniversary of signing the August Agreements. The head of government argued that “we must try to communicate above divisions”.
In his speech, the head of government recalled the events preceding the signing of the August Agreements and emphasized that Poland’s path to “Solidarity” and freedom was long.
“The milestones that led to the creation of “Solidarity” were a great effort of the previous generations of workers, intellectuals, students and farmers who fought on various barricades,” said the head of the government.
He recalled the greatest protests during the period of the People’s Republic of Poland, including those of 1956, 1970, 1976 and the pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II in June 1979, which – as he stated – had contributed to the creation of “Solidarity”.
“These 21 demands were carved not in stone, but above all in our hearts,” said.
The Prime Minister emphasized that the ideals of “Solidarity” show that “we know today that opposing personal, individual and common goods to each other is a false alternative” because they are intertwined.