• Short Summary

    For the second time since the wrecking of pumping stations during the Suez Crisis, redundant Lebanese oil workers, formerly employed on the Iraqi Petroleum Company's pipe-line, protested, November 26 at a meeting in Beirut.

  • Description

    For the second time since the wrecking of pumping stations during the Suez Crisis, redundant Lebanese oil workers, formerly employed on the Iraqi Petroleum Company's pipe-line, protested, November 26 at a meeting in Beirut.

    The men, who staged a hunger strike, want a return of all labourers discharged after the stations were blown up. They also demand payment of all previous emoluments and compensation to casual labourers, as well as monthly-paid workers. In November last year, after months of negotiations, Lebanese oil workers were compensated by the I,P.C. with nine months wages. About 800 employers, dismissed when Syrians wrecked the oil stations, received payment.

    I.P.C.'s main oil line flows from Kirkuk in Northern Iraq, branching out to the Syrian coast - and to Tripoli in the Lebanon.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3VW8PZBBUSZQOOO2RDVYA2XQR
    Media URN:
    VLVA3VW8PZBBUSZQOOO2RDVYA2XQR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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