• Short Summary

    Eighty-one police and 78 striking miners were injured at Mike Colliery, Kyushu Province, Japan, Apr 18, when police successfully escorted coach-loads of non-striking miners to the pits, past hostile pickets.

  • Description

    Eighty-one police and 78 striking miners were injured at Mike Colliery, Kyushu Province, Japan, Apr 18, when police successfully escorted coach-loads of non-striking miners to the pits, past hostile pickets.

    The thin picket line was caught off guard when police arrived with 150 would-be workers from a splinter union - secessionists from the striking body - but lorry-loads of re-inforcements were rushed up to join battle with 2,000 police.

    Mitsui Mining Company, owners of Miike Colliery, called members of the splinter union back to work after a reconciliation plan proposed by the Labour Relations Board was accepted by other Mitsui mine employees but rejected by those at Miike. Basis of the plan was dismissal of 1,100 redundant Mitsui workers, and 110,000 from Japan's entire coal industry.

    This outbreak of violence at Miike - there was another on Mar 28 makes conciliation between management and strikers even more difficult.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36SUZSFO6TKTR38CEQ06CVLZF
    Media URN:
    VLVA36SUZSFO6TKTR38CEQ06CVLZF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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