• Short Summary

    FIFTY THOUSAND WORKERS STAGED A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS BUILDING LAST FRIDAY, (APRIL 17), IN SUPPORT OF LABOUR DEMANDS FOR SPEEDY GOVERNMENT ACTION TO INCREASE SALARIES AND CURB THE COUNTRY'S SPIRALLY INFLATION.

  • Description

    FIFTY THOUSAND WORKERS STAGED A PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION OUTSIDE THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS BUILDING LAST FRIDAY, (APRIL 17), IN SUPPORT OF LABOUR DEMANDS FOR SPEEDY GOVERNMENT ACTION TO INCREASE SALARIES AND CURB THE COUNTRY'S SPIRALLY INFLATION.

    THE MEETING, AT WHICH THERE WERE NO SPEECHES, WAS CALLED BY THE GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR (C.G.T.), WHICH CLAIMS A MEMBERSHIP OF THREE MILLIONS OF THREE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THE CONFEDERATION BEGAN AGITATING FOR ECONOMIC REFORM LAST DECEMBER WHEN IT PRESENTED A TEN-POINT MEMORANDUM TO PRESIDENT ILLIA, AND, AT THE SAME TIME, THREATENED MILITANT ACTION UNLESS THE DEMANDS WERE MET.

    THE RALLY PRODUCED NO VIOLENCE AND THE ONLY NOISE CAME FROM SHOUTS FROM THE CROWD AND MUSIC PLAYED OVER A PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEM; MANY OF THE TUNES WERE MARCHES INHERITS FROM THE PERON ERA.

    TO ORGANIZE THE MEETING, THE C. G. T., HAD CALLED AN EIGHT-HOUR STOPPAGE IN BUENOS AIRES BY ALL SECTIONS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY. HOWEVER, BUSINESS ACTIVITY WAS HARDLY AFFECTED AND BUSINESS HOUSES, INDUSTRIAL PLANTS AND TRANSPORT SERVICES CONTINUED TO WORK NORMALLY.

    WHILE THE RALLY WAS IN PROGRESS, A DELEGATION OF C. G. T. LEADERS WENT INTO CONGRESS AND TALKED WITH CARLOS PERETTE, THE ARGENTINE VICE-PRESIDENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT LEADERS. THEY WERE PRESENTED WITH ANOTHER MEMORANDUM ON ECONOMIC ISSUES, INCLUDING AN EIGHT-POINT PLAN WHICH THE C. G. T. WANTS RAPIDLY APPROVED.

    SIMILAR RALLIES WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN HELD THROUGHOUT ARGENTINA BY THE C. G. T., BUT IN NO INSTANCE WAS ANY VIOLENCE SAID TO HAVE OCCURRED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1XTGYQMCI2N976APV8T34TALZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1XTGYQMCI2N976APV8T34TALZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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