• Short Summary

    TOKYO A GROUP OF 4,000 COAL MINERS STAGED A SIT-DOWN STRIKE IN FRONT OF THE TOKYO DIET BUILDING ON DECEMBER 14, IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S COAL MINING POLICY WHICH THE DIET WAS DISCUSSING.

  • Description

    TOKYO A GROUP OF 4,000 COAL MINERS STAGED A SIT-DOWN STRIKE IN FRONT OF THE TOKYO DIET BUILDING ON DECEMBER 14, IN PROTEST AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S COAL MINING POLICY WHICH THE DIET WAS DISCUSSING.

    THE COAL MINERS FACE ABOUT 70,000 REDUNDANCIES BECAUSE OF DEPRESSION. BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED MINIMUM WAGES FOR THOSE WHO ARE THROWN OUT OF EMPLOYMENT, AND REHABILITATION IN OTHER OCCUPATIONS.

    THE MINERS BACKED THEIR PROTEST WITH A HUNGER STRIKE. THEY ARE SUPPORTED BY 100,000 MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF JAPAN'S TRADE UNIONS. POLICE WERE CALLED OUT IN FORCE, BUT NO INCIDENTS OCCURRED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2XUK4FYHJ5GCNMSKQ6ZDSXPM4
    Media URN:
    VLVA2XUK4FYHJ5GCNMSKQ6ZDSXPM4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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