• Short Summary

    Stevedores in Lagos, the Nigeria capital, were locked out of the city's docks on Wednesday (22 May) -- the third day of industrial action that has paralysed Nigeria's principal port.

  • Description

    Stevedores in Lagos, the Nigeria capital, were locked out of the city's docks on Wednesday (22 May) -- the third day of industrial action that has paralysed Nigeria's principal port.

    Anti-riot police maintained strict security at the dock entrances and used truncheons to disperse picketers. Police said they feared sabotage.

    The 9,000 stevedores began their strike on Monday (20 May) in support of a 50 per cent pay rise and in defiance of Nigeria's anti-strike laws. Strikes and lock-outs are officially banned under Nigeria's Emergency Regulations.

    About 16 ships were left idle at the port, and another four were waiting outside the harbour to dock.

    While the dockers milled about outside the wharves, negotiations were going on between government officials and union leaders to settle the strike.

    The Nigerian Ports Authority said substantia progress had been made in the negotiations, but gave no details. The talks were to continue the following day as the strike entered its fourth day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2GL4ALR7OBX00RNAK9Z5AYJMP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GL4ALR7OBX00RNAK9Z5AYJMP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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