• Short Summary

    THE LATEST TURN IN FRANCE'S WAVE OF STRIKES - A 24-HOUR RAILWAY STOPPAGE CALLED FOR TOMORROW (FRIDAY- THREATENS TO PLUNGE THE NATION DEEPER INTO INDUSTRIAL STRIFE.

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    THE LATEST TURN IN FRANCE'S WAVE OF STRIKES - A 24-HOUR RAILWAY STOPPAGE CALLED FOR TOMORROW (FRIDAY- THREATENS TO PLUNGE THE NATION DEEPER INTO INDUSTRIAL STRIFE. THE STRIKE IS LIKELY TO HALT THE ENTIRE FRENCH RAILWAY SYSTEM.

    UNIONS REPRESENTING THE RAILMEN CALLED STOPPAGE BECAUSE, THEY CLAIM, THE GOVERNMENT'S MOVES IN THE FORTNIGHT-OLD COAL MINERS' STRIKE HELD UP THEIR OWN PAY AND PENSION NEGOTIATIONS.

    THE MINERS, 240,000 STRONG ARE STANDING FIRM IN THEIR BID TO GET ALL II PERCENT PAY INCREASE. THEIR UNION LEADERS INTERPRET THE GOVERNMENT DECISION TO SET UP A COMMITTEE TO REPORT ON THE LAG BETWEEN WAGES IN STATE-OWNED INDUSTRIES AND PRIVATE ENTERPRISES AS AN INITIAL VICTORY, BUT INSUFFICIENT.

    MEANWHILE, IN PARIS TODAY, COAL MINERS FROM LENS, NORTHERN FRANCE, WERE FILMED MAKING STREET COLLECTIONS TO BOOST UNION STRIKE FUNDS. FACTORY WORKERS AND PASSERS-BY TOSSED COINS AND NOTES INTO MINERS' HELMETS AND FLAGS SPREAD ON THE PAVEMENTS.

    A CHIEF REASON FOR PUBLIC SUPPORT OF THE MINERS IS REPORTED TO BE THE STEADY CLIMB IN FRANCE'S COST OF LIVING - ESPECIALLY FOOD PRICES. THESE INCREASES OVER THE HARSH WINTER MONTHS CONDITIONED MANY PEOPLE TO A SYMPATHETIC UNDERSTANDING OF PAY CLAIMS BASED ON COST OF LIVING CONSIDERATIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA10VJ4N0466C553AB5EXDMS9UN
    Media URN:
    VLVA10VJ4N0466C553AB5EXDMS9UN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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