• Short Summary

    FRENCH INDUSTRIAL UNREST SPREAD TO THE PARIS UNDERGROUND TODAY AS THE SEVEN-DAY NATIONWIDE STRIKE BY TRAIN DRIVERS SHOWED SIGNS OF NEARING SETTLEMENT.

  • Description

    FRENCH INDUSTRIAL UNREST SPREAD TO THE PARIS UNDERGROUND TODAY AS THE SEVEN-DAY NATIONWIDE STRIKE BY TRAIN DRIVERS SHOWED SIGNS OF NEARING SETTLEMENT.

    THE MANAGEMENT OF THE STATE-CONTROLLED RAILWAY SYSTEM PUT FORWARD PROPOSALS FOR IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS WHICH WILL BE STUDIED BY UNION NEGOTIATORS. TODAY'S WALKOUTS HALTED TRAFFIC COMPLETELY ON MANY UNDERGROUND LINES WHILE SERVICES ON OTHERS WERE REDUCED BY UP TO 90 PER CENT.

    MEANWHILE IN TOULOUSE TRADESMEN AND CRAFTSMEN DEMONSTRATED THEIR DISSATISFACTION WITH ECONOMIC CONDITIONS IN FRANCE BY STAGING A DEMONSTRATION IN THE MAIN SQUARE. AS PART OF THE NATIONWIDE MOVEMENT, THE SHOPKEEPERS AND CRAFTSMEN CLOSED THEIR BUSINESSES TO MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS PROTESTING AGAINST HIGH TAXATION, THE RISE IN LICENSING FEES AND ABUSIVE CONTROLS. THEY CLAIM ALL THESE FACTORS LEAD TO A HIGHER COST OF LIVING.

    THE DEMONSTRATORS BLOCKED FOUR STREETS LEADING TO THE CITY'S MAIN SQUARE WITH OLD TIRES WHICH THEY THEN SET ABLAZE. THERE WERE ALSO A NUMBER OF SMOKE BOMBS THROWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3C69KZYSBMKOP908TOP627OR4
    Media URN:
    VLVA3C69KZYSBMKOP908TOP627OR4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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