• Short Summary

    ITALIANS HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY LABOUR TROUBLES FOR MANY MONTHS - AND A GENERAL STRIKE IS THREATENED NEXT MONTH - BUT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HIT THEM WHERE IT IS MOST LIKELY TO HURT.

  • Description

    ITALIANS HAVE BEEN PLAGUED BY LABOUR TROUBLES FOR MANY MONTHS - AND A GENERAL STRIKE IS THREATENED NEXT MONTH - BUT TODAY (WEDNESDAY) HIT THEM WHERE IT IS MOST LIKELY TO HURT. PRACTICALLY EVERY BAR, CAFE, PASTRY SHOP, RESTAURANT AND DAIRY IN THE NATION CLOSED ITS DOORS IN PROTEST AGAINST A BILL BEFORE PARLIAMENT WHICH WILL IMPOSE AN ADDED TAX ON THEIR SALES. SO, FOR ONE DAY, THERE WERE NO "ESPRESSO" COFFEE, NO PASTAS, NO APERITIFS. IN ROME, TO ADD TO THE CONFUSION OF THE CLOSURES A TWO-HOUR STRIKE BY THE CITY'S TAXI DRIVERS PROTESTING AGAINST A NEW DETAILED TAX DECLARATION WHICH, THEY CLAIM, WILL PUT THEM AT A DISADVANTAGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA307ARXHOSHN486NTVCWV6X2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA307ARXHOSHN486NTVCWV6X2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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