Walesa is a polish trade union
leader, who fought relentlessly for the cause of securing economic and
rights for the workers of his country. He was the President of the
trade union 'solidarity’, and won Nobel peace Prize in 1983 in
his struggle for human rights.
Walesa was born in 1943 in Poland. After his schooling, he worked as
electrician at a shipyard. He had an equable mind and thus plunged into
leadership when ‘Solidarity' called for strike. He shot into fame
communist regime in Poland felt frightened. It dissolved 'Solidarity'.
Walesa was committed for the welfare and rights of the workers of his
This love and heart-felt commitment inspired him to turn for a noble
his country. Walesa exhorted the workers to fight for their rights. He
them that if they didn't stand up for their rights, they would perish.
Walesa came to headlines, when he inspired waves of industrial strikes
throughout Poland. The Polish government retaliated by taking measures
him. Walesa was imprisoned but he kept his commitment burning for his
union activities. Walesa lived some years of his life under constant
Nobel Peace Prize was announced for him. Some people felt that this
Walesa was on political grounds.