• Short Summary

    Government ministries were closed, traffic came to a halt in Italy's two biggest cities, and Rome airport was thrown into chaos as more than 3-million people went on strike on Wednesday (22 November).

  • Description

    Government ministries were closed, traffic came to a halt in Italy's two biggest cities, and Rome airport was thrown into chaos as more than 3-million people went on strike on Wednesday (22 November).

    It was the biggest day of labour unrest in the country so far this autumn, and came the day after Premier Giulio Andreotti had appealed for what he called "a little quiet" to let him get on with the job of curing Italy's grave economic problems.

    Workers effected by the strike included 1.4-million metal workers, 300,000 State employees, thousands of building workers, bank clerks, airport ground staff and other smaller groups.

    Most of them are among the four-million Italian workers affected by the current negotiations between employers and trade unions for the renewal of national labour contracts, and are striking to back union demands.

    At Roma airport, where ground staff staged a series of staggered stoppages, flights were delayed on average by one hour, and passengers had to carry their own baggage to and from aircraft.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA44BUF8S815LDWNR1WXT4NDUSG
    Media URN:
    VLVA44BUF8S815LDWNR1WXT4NDUSG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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