Victory at IKEA: Union leader returns to work

"A big victory for IKEA workers!"

This is how trade unionists saw the reinstatement to work on 18 September of trade union leader Dariusz Kawka in an IKEA Industry factory in Lubawa, Poland. This was after Kawka, , Chairperson of the NSZZ "Solidarność,” was unjustly dismissed  by the company on 28 November 2022 based on false charges.


The NSZZ "Solidarność" considers Kawka’s termination as part of an elaborate scheme to undermine trade union activities, including the union’s initiation of a collective dispute mechanism and pro-active effort to improve working conditions and remunerations. 

" I would like to thank my comrades at NSZZ "Solidarność" and Budowlani, my legal advisers, and the international trade union movement for their support.  My friends and family accompanied me as we traversed the challenging path to restore my job, rights and good name. I am committed to continue to protect workers’ rights and improve their working conditions,” Kawka said.