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Bus drivers in two Polish cities went on strike for higher wages despite repeated calls by Solidarity founder Lech Walesa to refrain from labor protests during talks on reform with the Polish government. Adam Michnik, a Solidarity adviser, said the talks ran into an impasse after a meeting of the working group set up to discuss political reforms. Michnik said the group could not reach a consensus dealing with the office of president. The official news agency PAP said an unspecified number of bus drivers began sit-in protests in Siedlce and Minsk Mazowiecki, east of Warsaw, paralyzing transportation in the area.


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