Last week, IP (Inicjatywa Pracownicza – the Workers’ Initiative) organized a workplace section in the Volkswagen factory in Poznań, Poland. At the same time three persons were dismissed, one of them on disciplinary grounds. The reason for these dismissals were the facebook entries encouraging to establish a union in the face of worsening work conditions. The company has officially considered it an infringement of its interests. In fact, it was all about not letting the new workplace organization (the one that would actually represent the employees’ interests) be established. Until now, it was NSZZ “Solidarność” [the largest union in Poland, known for its “yellow” attitudes as well as open support for the current government] who had the union monopoly.