• 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.

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    SV Locked-out workers outside gates
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    SV Workers surround truck trying to enter dock
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    SV PAN locked-out workers
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    SV PAN armed police on docks PAN TO ship in berth "Ikeja Palm" (2 SHOTS)
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    SV Idle workers on dock
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    MV Police patrolling dock
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    LV Closed dock sheds
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    SV PAN FROM armed police patrol to another vessel at berth "River Ethipe" (2 SHOTS)
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    SV Seamen watching from upper decks (2 SHOTS)
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    LV Row of ships
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    SV Sacks waiting to be loaded
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    TRACKING SHOT - goods waiting to be loaded
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    Initials OS/019 OS/032



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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  • Data

    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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