Poland's Communist authorities say they will not restore legal status to Solidarity in its present form and that Lech Walesa, leader of the banned trade union, must change his attitudes.
A senior Polish official, speaking to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said opposition was emerging in the Communist Party to dealing with Walesa.The authorities, faced last month with Poland's worst wave of strikes in seven years, held talks with Walesa Aug. 31. It was the first such contact since 1982.
He helped end the strikes after the government promised to consider re-legalizing Solidarity at negotiations this month. Participants will include union activists such as Walesa and other non-Communists, such as Roman Catholic church representatives.
"No resurrection of Solidarity in its present form. This is impossible. It is out of the question," the official said.