WORLD : Hungarians Seek to Copy Solidarity

From Times staff and wire service reports

Hungarian workers, attacking the government for squandering their labor, today announced plans to set up the country's first free blue-collar union, modeled on Solidarity in Poland.

"We think workers' interests are best defended by workers themselves," former machine tool worker Bottyan Kiss told a news conference called to announce the plan to launch the Workers' Solidarity on Saturday. About half a dozen independent trade unions have been founded in Hungary since May but all were related to white-collar professions.

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