Solidarity union chief Lech Walesa arrived in Warsaw for crisis talks with Roman Catholic primate Jozet Glemp amid what Solidarity called a mounting official Polish campaign against the union.
The meeting came after the church's urging parliament to reject Communist Party demands that the government be granted emergency powers, including a strike ban.
Solidarity leaders were to meet Friday and Saturday to vote on a resolution threatening a general strike if a law granting such powers were passed. But in an apparent move to avoid such confrontation, neither of two parliament sessions announced in the coming two weeks has such a bill on the agenda. On Tuesday it was disclosed that Archbishop Glemp sent a letter to all parliament members warning them not to pass such a bill, for the good of the country.