On the beginning of January 2009 Korean owner of Hanpol deserted the plant without paying workers December salaries. Moreover there was nobody to issue necessary documents. All of them turned up in difficult formal situation. Workers Initiative and Sierpien’80 unions offered help and the crew will receive legal help.

In the past Hanpol was owned by Daewoo Electronics group. In March 2008 the name was changed for Hanpol Electronics. Myung Bok Lee became a new boss of the company. The workers were producing components for picture tube TV sets. After New Year workers came to the plant and boss was gone. With no traces left.

Bacause of pressure and one-day occupation of the plant workers recovered part of their salaries but the struggle continues. Currently they organise series of demonstrations. Workers Initiative trade union calls for financial support for Hanpol workers.

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