• Short Summary

    VISNEWS May 1 filmed an interview with President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union William Carron.?

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    VISNEWS May 1 filmed an interview with President of the Amalgamated Engineering Union William Carron. He was asked to sum up the Union's week-long conference which ended at Eastbourne yesterday.

    A resolution passed at the conference warned employers that "Any attempt on their part to fight it out with the Unions will result in tham having the fight of their lives with the united trade union movement." This threat was in retaliation to a declaration by the Engineering and Allied Employers National Federation that they had been ready to do battle with the Unions if the Government had not intervened in the recent engineering strike.

    Another resolution demanded a third week's holiday with pay for 3,000,000 shipbuilding and engineering workers..a 15 per cent increase in wages...and a cut in the working week from 44 hours to 40 hours.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XLQS5R1SUHLDO4OWNBUS0A5B
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XLQS5R1SUHLDO4OWNBUS0A5B
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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