• Short Summary

    BOTH THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE TRADE UNIONS ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THEY WERE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO THE STRIKES WHICH HAVE PARALYSED FRANCE FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS.

  • Description

    BOTH THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT AND THE TRADE UNIONS ANNOUNCED TODAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THEY WERE PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE AN END TO THE STRIKES WHICH HAVE PARALYSED FRANCE FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS. THE THREE GIANT TRADE UNION FEDERATIONS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WERE PREPARED TO DISCUSS THE MATTER, SHORTLY AFTER FRENCH PRIME MINISTER GEORGES POMPIDOU HAD ALSO CONCEDE GOVERNMENT WILLINGNESS TO TALK. MEANWHILE ABOUT EIGHT MILLION PEOPLE - HALF THE WORKING POPULATION OF FRANCE - REMAIN AWAY FROM WORK.

    GENERAL DE GAULLE HIMSELF CONTINUED TO MAINTAIN SILENCE ON THE STRIKES, WHICH BIT STILL DEEPER INTO FRANCE TODAY.

    TEXTILE WORKERS, MORE TEACHERS AND DEPARTMENT STORE STAFFS, BANK EMPLOYEES, POSTAL WORKERS AND PARIS TAXI DRIVERS WERE AMONG THOSE WHO SWELLED THE PARKS OF THE STRIKERS. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS WERE PARALYSED. SOME TELEGRAPHS SERVICES WERE CONTINUING, BUT TELEPHONE SWITCHBOARDS WERE MOSTLY UNMANNED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    GARBAGE HAS BEEN PILING UP IN THE STREETS OF PARIS. SMALL MOUNTAINS OF LITTER HAD ACCUMULATED OUTSIDE LES HALLES, THE GENERAL WHOLESALE PRODUCE MARKETS IN PARIS, BUT TODAY NON-UNION LABOUR WAS CALLED IN TO MAKE AN ATTACK ON IT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3336N0I2FV6TPQ3ZKX1L6PX6A
    Media URN:
    VLVA3336N0I2FV6TPQ3ZKX1L6PX6A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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