Solidarity port workers do not want to handle Russian ships - MarinePoland.com
Solidarity port workers do not want to handle Russian ships
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Jakub Milszewski
Date of publication: 09.03.2022

The National Seaport Section of NSZZ Solidarność (Independent Self-Governing Trade Union "Solidarity") has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Morawiecki calling for a ban on the entry of Russian ships into Polish ports.

"The National Seaport Section of NSZZ Solidarność and its affiliated members of NSZZ Solidarność appeal to you and call on you to take the necessary steps and stop any maritime trade with Russia and its allies," representatives of the dockworkers' Solidarność wrote in a letter to Mateusz Morawiecki.

"We expect you to take the necessary measures to prohibit the entry into Polish seaports of any commercial vessels that are Russian-owned, fly the Russian flag, are chartered or managed by Russian companies.

Moreover, we call for ensuring the detention of any cargo originating from or bound for Russia on any vessel.

Thus, we oppose undertaking any transshipment work on the aforementioned vessels." - we read.

The letter is signed by Jacek Szornak and Adam Tylski, respectively Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the Council of the National Seaport Section of NSZZ "Solidarność". The letter has been sent to the Minister of Infrastructure Andrzej Adamczyk, the Parliamentary Commission for Maritime Affairs, management boards of Polish sea ports, individual Solidarity units and to the media.

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