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Strike alert declared in Poland's Lodz area

Local Solidarity trade union officials declared a strike alert in the major industrial region of Lodz Wednesday, a move which could torpedo the 90-day strike truce requested by Prime Minister Wojciech Jaruzelski. the Lodz branch of Solidarity said it ordered the strike alert as a last resort after trying for a month to get authorities to reinstate five wo rkers fired from an Interior Ministry hospital.

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