• Short Summary

    HUNDREDS OF WORKERS MARCHED ON MONTEVIDEO, THE URUGUAY CAPITAL, EARLIER THIS WEEK TO JOIN A MASS DEMONSTRATION OF SEVERAL THOUSAND TRADE UNIONISTS TO SUPPORT STRIKING MEAT WORKERS.

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    WORKERS ON FOOT AND HORSEBACK EN ROUTE TO MONTEVIDEO.




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    Background: HUNDREDS OF WORKERS MARCHED ON MONTEVIDEO, THE URUGUAY CAPITAL, EARLIER THIS WEEK TO JOIN A MASS DEMONSTRATION OF SEVERAL THOUSAND TRADE UNIONISTS TO SUPPORT STRIKING MEAT WORKERS. URUGUAY'S VITAL MEAT TRADE HAS BEEN PARALYSED FOR MORE THAN A MONTH SINCE THE MEAT WORKERS WENT ON STRIKE WHEN THE GOVERNMENT STOPPED ISSUING TWO KILOS (FOUR POUNDS) OF MEAT DAILY TO EACH WORKER AND WITHDREW DINING ROOM FACILITIES IN EXCHANGE FOR A DAILY PAY INCREASE OF 153 PESOS (ABOUT FIVE SHILLINGS STERLING).

    THE STRIKERS HAVE RECEIVED MASSIVE SUPPORT FROM OTHER TRADES UNIONS, INCLUDING ONE BATCH OF WORKERS WHO MARCHED ON THE CAPITAL WITH OTHERS ON HORSEBACK AND MANY WITH THEIR WIVES AND FAMILIES FOLLOWING IN LORRIES.

    POLICE WERE STATIONED ALONG THE ROUTE, BUT THE MARCH WAS WITHOUT INCIDENT AND THE POLICE REMAINED IN THE BACKGROUND AND USUALLY OUT OF SIGHT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3W7RFQHK55D5SMEIRNY9R72GW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3W7RFQHK55D5SMEIRNY9R72GW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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