• Short Summary

    AS THE FRENCH CABINET TODAY (MONDAY) FORMALLY APPROVED THE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER POMPIDOU, THE EMPLOYERS AND TRADE UNION LEADERS, THOUSANDS OF WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY REJECTED THE GOVERNMENT CONCESSIONS AND DECIDED TO CONTINUE THEIR STRIKE.

  • Description

    AS THE FRENCH CABINET TODAY (MONDAY) FORMALLY APPROVED THE AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN PRIME MINISTER POMPIDOU, THE EMPLOYERS AND TRADE UNION LEADERS, THOUSANDS OF WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY REJECTED THE GOVERNMENT CONCESSIONS AND DECIDED TO CONTINUE THEIR STRIKE. AT THE CITROEN FACTORY IN PARIS, THE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE COMMUNIST-LED GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR (C.G.T.), M. BEAUMONT, ANNOUNCED THE RESULT OF THE NEGOTIATIONS, WHILE HIS SUPERIOR, GEORGES SEGUY, ADDRESSED WORKERS IN THE GIANT RENAULT FACTORY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE CITY.

    THE GIANT C.G.T. UNION LEADER REFUSED TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT TO END THE MASSIVE WAVES OF STRIKES WHICH HAVE PARALYSED THE NATION.

    THE CABINET, HOWEVER, ANNOUNCED IT'S SATISFACTION WITH THE RESULTS OF THE TALKS BETWEEN THE PRIME MINISTER, M. POMPIDOU, AND EMPLOYERS AND TRADE UNION LEADERS. AFTER THE CABINET MEETING, IT WAS STATED THAT THE DATE OF THE FRENCH REFERENDUM ANNOUNCED BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE LAST FRIDAY WILL BE SUNDAY, JUNE 16. A REFERENDUM CAMPAIGN WILL START ON JUNE 4. ANOTHER DECISION OF THE CABINET, WHICH WAS PRESIDED OVER BY PRESIDENT DE GAULLE, WAS TO GIVE FORMAL APPROVAL TO THE DRAFT BILL FOR SOCIAL REFORM TO BE VOTED ON IN THE REFERENDUM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4X75CF0N0F6J1ED0ZUIRA7M71
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X75CF0N0F6J1ED0ZUIRA7M71
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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