• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF WORKERS IN URUGUAY HAVE STOPPED WORK IN A MASSIVE GENERAL STRIKE. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION?

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF WORKERS IN URUGUAY HAVE STOPPED WORK IN A MASSIVE GENERAL STRIKE. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND INDUSTRY, WHICH HAVE BEEN CRIPPLED BY A MOUNTING WAVE OF STRIKES SINCE JANUARY, ARE VIRTUALLY AT A STANDSTILL.

    THE CAPITAL CITY, MONTEVIDEO, IS HARD HIT. MUNICIPAL WORKERS HAVE STRUCK FOR BACK PAYMENT OF OVERDUE SALARIES. BANK CLERKS FOR IMMEDIATE PAY RISES AND SCHOOL TEACHERS AND UNIVERSITY LECTURERS FOR LARGER EDUCATION BUDGET. SPECIAL POWERS ADOPTED BY PRESIDENT JORGE PACHECO ARECO TO STOP THE STRIKES HAVE LAID THE COUNTRY IN A VIRTUAL STATE OF SIEGE AND HAVE LED TO THE RESIGNATION OF THREE CABINET MINISTERS IN PROTEST.

    PRIVATE INDUSTRY HAS ALSO BEEN HIT. NONE OF MONTEVIDEO'S 10 NEWSPAPERS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED, AND RADIO STATIONS HAVE BEEN OPERATED BY ADMINISTRATION STAFF.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA130IJ40PZX5ZTMGZ7HCHAWKJ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA130IJ40PZX5ZTMGZ7HCHAWKJ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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