• Short Summary

    Ethiopian civil aviation workers ended their three week strike on Sunday (31 March) but the country's troubles continues the following day with clashes between students and police in Addis Ababa.

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    Ethiopian civil aviation workers ended their three week strike on Sunday (31 March) but the country's troubles continues the following day with clashes between students and police in Addis Ababa.

    The aviation worker's strike almost paralysed Ethiopia's air traffic. The nine foreign airlines that normally serve the country did not land during the three weeks, and the strike seriously damaged the economy of the northern province of Eritrea. Hundreds of tons of fruit and vegetables rotted there because they could not be air freighted to Europe.

    The aviation workers said they would only return to work if three senior officials were dismissed. The Civil Aviation Authority told the workers they would be sacked if they did not return to work on Monday. But the day before, the two sides agreed to set up a board of enquiry to examine their complaints against the senior officials.

    On Saturday the 800 aviation workers, and about 4,000 municipal workers who are also on strike, gathered at the Confederation of Ethipian Labour Unions building in Addis Ababa. The municipal workers are also calling for the removal of senior officials, and they want the right to form their own union.

    The new Premier Endalkacheu Makonnen also has troubles with the armed forces, police, students and peasants. In southern Ethiopia at least 20 people have been brutally killed in fighting between peasants and non local landlords.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1VZDNENATEX7KBPMWGPCPLOKV
    Media URN:
    VLVA1VZDNENATEX7KBPMWGPCPLOKV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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