Documentary “Mothers Strike” – Poland

A work done by Feminist think Tank to document women struggle on housing. This documentary was shown during the LOF Camp and discussed.

Documentary on a single mothers’ hunger strike in Wałbrzych, Poland in May 2008.

After the closure of local companies and the slashing of 25,000 jobs a Free Trade Zone was established in Wałbrzych in the year 2000. The workers are hired through temporary agencies and work with extremely short contracts and hourly wages around 0,5 Euros.

“The girls work for 2 or 3 days, and then they wait for 1 or 2 months before they call you again”, says one of the workers. Since they are not earning enough money, the single mothers start to squat flats. Otherwise they would have to live in the homeless shelter or send their kids to the orphanage.

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