Polish customs officers stage protest 08.06.2016 15:44 Polish customs officers on Wednesday staged a protest outside the parliament buildings in Warsaw against government reorganization plans.
Finance Minister Paweł Szałamacha recently said that as of 1 January, customs services and tax offices are to be merged into a new National Treasury Administration. The head of the Celnicy PL customs’ officers union, Sławomir Siwy, told reporters the plans were “harmful to the public interest.” He argued that in Poland, customs officers bring in one third of the revenues flowing into state coffers. Siwy added: “Custom services should remain a separate unit. This is the goose that lays the golden egg, and it should be strengthened.”
After a feeble effect of demonstrations, officers resorted to going on sick leaves or to Italian strike - Another unconventional tactic is work-to-rule (also known as an Italian strike, in Italian: Sciopero bianco), in which workers perform their tasks exactly as they are required to but no better. For example, workers might follow all safety regulations in such a way that it impedes their productivity or they might refuse to work overtime. Such strikes may in some cases be a form of "partial strike" or "slowdown".
The line of vehicles on the Eastern border is increasing every day.