POLAND: Martial Law Tactic*
*axaaw on Friday announced extra benefits forn hazardous or demanding jobs. The' elude early retirement and disabilityapply
illion industrial workers in sectors that haveolidarity strongholds, in addition, workers nowe paid for time lost when factories are idled by raw material Shortages, ourer of labor Z'.'y.
At the same time, the government may be deploying_forces to Intimidate returning workers.
noted an increased presence of police and military force* in Waraaw. fBBaw < ;
Polish radio, reminding would-be strikers of the penalties they risk, announced the stlffeet sentences yet handed out to.Solidarity activists. Five organizers of the strike at the Katowice steelworks received prison terms of up to sevendouble that of'otherof the -great damage- to the national econcoy.
m themay seek to weed out militants in- the" Baltic coast shipyards by issuing new access card*. The government-also is putting pressure on low-level supervisorsactories to maintain production levels byo fire them if work quotas are not met. -This tacticmay yield mixed results because soma workers probably feel little sympathy for their immediate superiors, enema
The purge in the party and gcvcriiueai: seems to be gathering momentum. Members of party committees at all levels are being expelled,n one province alone being dropped. Special "verification" committees Bade up of party and Army representatives continue toofficials outside the party apparatus. Theformer editor of the Krakow party newspaper recently failedest, and at leas^five provincialnave been dismissed. 4ammsanT
Contrary to frequent press reports of harshfor detainees, some at least have received aood treatment
belonging to the Ministry of Interior, prisoners were even permitted to listen to Voice of Americaon radios provided by guards. (C)
Conditions for detainees probably vary, however, and Intellectuals msy be treated differently than union activists. ecent Solidarity bulletin claime0 persons have been detained, eignificantly more thandmitted to by the regime.
Government Moves Toward Normality
in the parliament has hinted
that the entire body may meetconsider legislation, despite the continuance oflaw. The government probably hopes that thebe more willing to accept controversialon the contentious issues of economictradeby parliament rather thanby fiat.
Oeouty premier Rakowski reportedly told(
laat week that Warsaw has0 million needed to pay all the interest on its commercial bank debt The report, if true, means the money probably came from Moscow, because Poland has virtually o hard currency reserves and apparently has not receive any new loans from Western banks. eaemsBk
A commentary in iVemfe criticises the present course of OS foreign policy bat asserts that this policyonly one of twowithin the American Praocfa attribute* thisstrain
to the extreme right wing of the Republican Party and claima that once its "dangerousecomesrealist" strain will reassert itself.
The article is the second in three days that, appears to argueeasured Soviet response to OS sanctions. These commentaries may represent one side in an ongoing debate ratherustification to Soviet criticsecision already has been made.- (C)Original document.