POLAND

Created: 3/12/1981

OCR scan of the original document, errors are possible

NID1

SITUATION REPORT

POLAND

Solidarity's national leadership and tht central authorities tn Warsaw appear to beoncerted effort to establishlinks and good will in order to prevent disputes from developing into major confrontations. MJMf

^ part of hia efforts to defuse the tension in Lodz, Solidarity leader Walesa seems particularly Intent on showing that the Warsaw authorities areositive approach. Walesa expressed "optimism- after talkinq with Deputy Prime Minister Rakowski on Monday and said his teXks with Prime Minister Jaruzelski had "worked wonders."

vand-Jaruzelski agreed on Tuesday tooint Solidarity-police coomiaaion to investigate charges ofarassment of union members, ^his actionn line with other efforts in recent weeks, including the creationarliamentary commiasion to review implementation of laat fall's Gdansk accords and Jaruzelski'a designation of Mieczyslaw Rakowaki as the -regime's permanent .contact with Solidarity. 4afa

Both side*,believe they need to establish these ties, particularly to. resolve problems between local government and unionofficials. eame

Current tenaions in Radom willajor test for the new union-police oommlaaioR. The local Solidarity chaptertrike alert yesterday demanding an end to oppression" jjjfcunion members, dismissal of officials responsible fc*rf""Jprisals against worWrs during the disturbancesnd release of political prisoners. The locar Solidarity organization haseeting for today to discuss future strikes. Barnes

Approved for

Original document.

Comment about this article or add new information about this topic:

CAPTCHA