• Short Summary

    Ethiopia's four-day general strike ended on Sunday (10 March) afternoon and workers are expected to go back to their jobs on Monday (11 March).

  • Description

    Ethiopia's four-day general strike ended on Sunday (10 March) afternoon and workers are expected to go back to their jobs on Monday (11 March).

    A Labour Confederation spokesman said agreement had been reached and satisfactory replies had been received from the Government to the unions' list of 16 demands.

    No details of the agreement were immediately available. But the unions' demands included an increased basic wage, improved social conditions and the rights of workers to organise themselves in essential services, such as electric light and power, the water board and telecommunications.

    The general strike followed the recent uprising by Ethiopia's 60,000-strong armed forces.

    This led to Emperor Haile Selassie -- aged 81 -- to promise reforms in the constitution and to accept the resignation of a Government that had ruled for over 10 years.

    The new Prime Minister, Mr. Endalkatchen, 46, had been in office only a few hours when the labour unrest broke out.

    Despite fears of violence -- triggered by demonstrating student radicals in the capital -- the four-day strike had been peacefully conducted in most areas.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3Y862DA9R1ATRGRRKU0W74SAV
    Media URN:
    VLVA3Y862DA9R1ATRGRRKU0W74SAV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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