Jan Józef Lipski – Help for the workers (127/215)On October 8, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
The fact that in both Radom and Ursus the beatings were carried out in the same way that technically, they followed the same pattern, indicates that these people were specially trained to beat in this way, using these methods and with such brutality. We responded by organising aid for the workers. Firstly, they were people who’d been arrested some of whom were later tried in court, secondly, a vast number of people lost their jobs and not only in Radom and Ursus because this spread throughout Poland, wherever there were any strikes, people were kicked out of their jobs sometimes and then finding new jobs was made harder for them, so there was a period when these people had trouble surviving, they didn’t have the means to feed their families. To say nothing of the fact that it soon transpired that legal aid was also needed, we had to search for solicitors who really cared about defending these workers, and in many cases, we had to also look for doctors who cared if these people, if they were punitively thrown out of their workplace, they forfeited the right to medical care and so we had to find doctors who, despite this, wouldn’t balk at admitting to hospital a person who was seriously ill as a result of a beating even though he didn’t have the right to be there unless he paid vast amounts of money the way the private initiative does, that is, people who run some tiny manufacturing enterprise or something like that.