• Short Summary

    Eighteen crew members picket the British freighter Rockwood, tied up in Port Arthur, demanding more pay.

  • Description

    Eighteen crew members picket the British freighter Rockwood, tied up in Port Arthur, demanding more pay. The six thousand ton ship is under charter to a Montreal firm, the Federal Commerce Navigation Company, and will spend the summer plying Canadian waters. As a result, the men say, they want more money to meet the higher cost of living. They now earn just over a hundred dollars a month, about half what they would be paid on a Canadian ship. The men walked off the Rockwood soon after she arrived in Port Arthur to undergo repairs to her hull. But after three days the men stopped picketing to hold talks with Captain Albert Dover. Two officials of the British Seamen's Union are also in Port Arthur to help settle the dispute. Twenty other men on the ship ...officers, engineers and stewards... did not join the walkout.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4X80ILPFK585Z7C8WOALCPWRJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X80ILPFK585Z7C8WOALCPWRJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/05/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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