• Short Summary

    IN BRITISH GUIANA, WHERE A GENERAL STRIKE HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, WORKERS ARE FINDING IT INCREASING DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN ADEQUATE SUPPLIES OF STAPLE FOOD.

  • Description

    IN BRITISH GUIANA, WHERE A GENERAL STRIKE HAS BEEN IN EFFECT FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS, WORKERS ARE FINDING IT INCREASING DIFFICULT TO OBTAIN ADEQUATE SUPPLIES OF STAPLE FOOD.

    WOMEN WITH MARKET BASKETS STAND IN LINE FOR HOURS IN GEORGETOWN WHEN FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS ARE MADE AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE 26 UNIONS ON STRIKE.THE UNIONS DISTRIBUTE FOOD ONCE A WEEK.AN AVERAGE FAMILY RECEIVES SOME FROZEN OR CANNED FISH, FLOUR, SUGAR, RICE, POWDERED MILK, AND BISCUITS.

    AMERICAN UNIONS HAVE CONTRIBUTED SOME MONEY TO HELP FINANCE THE FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS.UNION OFFICIAL IN GUIANA WON'T IDENTIFY THEIR OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDS REPORTEDLY BECAUSE THEY FEAR REPRISALS AGAINST THEM BY THE GOVERNMENT OF PRIME MINISTER CHEDDI JAGAN.

    STREET DEMONSTRATIONS TAKE PLACE DAILY, AND POLICE ARE OFTEN CALLED IN TO BREAK THE DEMONSTRATORS.THE UNIONS CALLED THE STRIKE IN PROTEST AGAINST A LABOUR RELATIONS BILL PROPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE UNIONS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA48XX90N93PYHAFWORWDF2RVHG
    Media URN:
    VLVA48XX90N93PYHAFWORWDF2RVHG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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