• Short Summary

    Militant workers of the state-owned French Renault car company occupied its biggest factory, located in a Paris suburb on Friday (May 7) as a labour dispute swept through most of the country's plants.

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    Militant workers of the state-owned French Renault car company occupied its biggest factory, located in a Paris suburb on Friday (May 7) as a labour dispute swept through most of the country's plants.

    The dispute was started by the lay-off of 25,000 workers at two factories because a strike at another factory at Le Mans had caused a components shortage. Violence swept through many of the trouble-hit factories, and several people have been reported injured in fighting.

    This production shows the factory occupation at Boulogne-Billancourt factory just outside Paris.

    SYNOPSIS: In the suburbs of Paris, the biggest car factory operated by the state-owned Renault company was occupied by militant workers on Friday. It happened as a labour dispute swept through most of France's Renault plants. The dispute erupted after the firm had laid off twenty-five thousand workers at two factories -- ironically because a strike at one factory had caused a components shortage. Later, violent clashes broke out at several factories between militants and other workers who were trying to keep production going. But in this particular plant the militants were firmly in control of the situation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4J7X71KBGC4P9RMARCQ26GCNZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4J7X71KBGC4P9RMARCQ26GCNZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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