• Short Summary

    More than half the workers in Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry were turned away from work today (Thursday) -- victims of the work-to-rule by British power workers.

  • Description

    More than half the workers in Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry were turned away from work today (Thursday) -- victims of the work-to-rule by British power workers. Because of widespread electricity blackouts the previous day, the government clamped an emergency ban on the supply of electricity to industry.

    The Province's Minister of Commerce, Mr. Ray Bradford, said that the ban was made to preserve "the very basics of life, to keep alive the old and the sick."
    As a result of the overnight ban, 200,000 workers turned up for work today and were promptly sent home. They at once put enormous pressure on the labour exchange queuing to sign on for unemployment benefit.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2K84J8ZN4U8SLVZY3TA1UTKK6
    Media URN:
    VLVA2K84J8ZN4U8SLVZY3TA1UTKK6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/12/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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