• Short Summary

    NEARLY 400 SHIPS IN 52 MAJOR JAPANESE PORTS ARE IDLE TODAY (SUNDAY) - SECOND OF A 10-DAY STRIKE BY THE 134,000-STRONG ALL JAPAN SEAMEN'S UNION.

  • Description

    NEARLY 400 SHIPS IN 52 MAJOR JAPANESE PORTS ARE IDLE TODAY (SUNDAY) - SECOND OF A 10-DAY STRIKE BY THE 134,000-STRONG ALL JAPAN SEAMEN'S UNION. THE UNION IS PRESSING FOR COST-OF-LIVING RISES AVERAGING ABOUT GBP10-STERLING PER MONTH.

    SHIPPING, BOTH INTER-COASTAL AND INTERNATIONAL, IS PARALYSED THROUGHOUT THE NATION. A SERIES OF LAST-DITCH CONFERENCES BETWEEN UNION OFFICIALS AND REPRESENTATIVES OF THE JAPAN SHIPOWNERS' ASSOCIATION FAILED TO BRIDGE THE GULF WHICH HAS SEPARATED LABOUR AND MANAGEMENT IN A LONG-STANDING WAGE DISPUTE. AN APPEAL BY PRIME MINISTER SATO TO BOTH SIDES TO SETTLE THE DISPUTE WITHOUT RESORTING TO STRIKE ACTION BROUGHT NOT RESULT. MR. SATO PREDICTED THAT A WIDESPREAD SHIPPING STRIKE WOULD SERIOUSLY AFFECT JAPAN'S LIVELIHOOD.

    SOME 1,500 SHIPS OF 260 COMPANIES COULD BE AFFECTED BY THE STRIKE OVER THE 10-DAY PERIOD, BUT JAPANESE SHIPS ON THE HIGH SEAS OR IN FOREIGN PORTS WERE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STOPPAGE. ALSO EXCLUDED WERE PASSENGER, EMIGRATION FLOATING FAIR SHIPS AND WHALERS.

    THE UNION HALTED ALL CARGO HANDLING EXCEPT ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES. ABOUT 70,000 TRANSPORT WORKERS HAVE THREATENED TO STOP OPERATIONS IN SYMPATHY WITH THE SEAMEN, WHILE HARBOUR WORKERS' UNIONS HAVE ALSO TOLD 700,000 MEMBERS TO BACK THE STOPPAGE. THE JAPANESE MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND INDUSTRY REPORTS THAT THERE ARE CURRENTLY ON HAND 20 DAYS' STOCKS OF CRUDE OIL, TWO WEEKS SUPPLY OF GASOLINE, 50 DAYS' STOCK OF IRON ORE AND TWO WEEKS' STOCK OF MATERIALS USED BY THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4QSK0JZH899OAG5UFW1L290OQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4QSK0JZH899OAG5UFW1L290OQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/11/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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