• Short Summary

    MORE THAN 20 MILLION ITALIANS WILL MAKE A MASS DEMAND FOR CHEAPER HOUSING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN A NATIONWIDE GENERAL STRIKE LIKELY TO COST THE COUNTRY 86 MILLION STERLING.

  • Description

    MORE THAN 20 MILLION ITALIANS WILL MAKE A MASS DEMAND FOR CHEAPER HOUSING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY) IN A NATIONWIDE GENERAL STRIKE LIKELY TO COST THE COUNTRY 86 MILLION STERLING. TRAINS, BUSES AND TAXIS WILL STOP. SHOPS, MARKETS, BANKS, THEATRES, CINEMAS, PETROL STATIONS AND MANY FACTORIES WILL CLOSE. THERE WILL BE NO BREAD, MILK, POST OR NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO AND TELEVISION PROGRAMMES WILL BE SLASHED.

    MEANTIME, IN PALERMO, SICILY, DOCTORS HAVE TAKEN OVER NURSING DUTIES AT PALERMO'S PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL, WHERE THE STAFF HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR ALMOST TWO WEEKS. THE HOSPITAL'S TWO AND A HALF THOUSAND PATIENTS WERE LEFT WITHOUT ADEQUATE FOOD OR CARE. THE SUPPLIERS STOPPED SENDING PROVISIONS TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER THE CITY COUNCIL HAD FAILED TO PAY THEIR BILLS.

    LONG QUEUES OF ANXIOUS RELATIVES FORMED OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL TODAY, TO BRING FOOD AND MEDICINES FOR THEIR RELATIVES INSIDE.

    THE STRIKERS ARE DEMANDING PAY RISES AND BETTER CONDITIONS -- AND THEIR PAY FOR THE LAST MONTH WHICH THE CITY COUNCIL HAS FAILED TO PAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA19XHZLFZ8N4KVJH2XIDYQ1EQ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA19XHZLFZ8N4KVJH2XIDYQ1EQ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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