• Short Summary

    FRANCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) STRUGGLED THROUGH A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE, WITH GARBAGE PILING UP IN THE STREETS OF PARIS, ELECTRIC CURRENT FLICKERING FROM POWER CUTS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT CUT BY HALF.

  • Description

    FRANCE TODAY (WEDNESDAY) STRUGGLED THROUGH A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE, WITH GARBAGE PILING UP IN THE STREETS OF PARIS, ELECTRIC CURRENT FLICKERING FROM POWER CUTS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT CUT BY HALF. ABOUT 40,000 TO 50,000 STRIKERS IN PARIS MARCHED TO THE PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE SHOUTING "MORE PA" AND "UNUIN FREEDOM."
    THE STRIKE WAS CALLED BY THE COMMUNIST-LED GENERAL CONFEDERATION ON LABOUR (CGT) AND THE MODERATE DEMOCRATIC FRENCH CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR (CFDT) FOR THE BETTER PAY AND CONDITIONS. NO MAIL WAS DELIVERED AND MOST SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE BUSINESS CLOSED FOR THE DAY. WITH MAY FRENCHMEN TAKING AN ENFORCED HOLIDAY, THE REDUCED COMMUTED SERVICES FUNCTIONED UNEXPECTEDLY WELL.

    LE BOURGET, THE SMALLER OF PARIS'S TWO AIRPORTS, CLOSED FOR LACK OF AIR NAVIGATION OFFICIALS, BUT ORLY STAYED OPEN. ESTIMATES OF THE STRIKE'S EFFECTIVENESS VARIED FROM NIL TO 90 PER CENT IN VARIOUS REGIONS. THE STATE ELECTRICITY AUTHORITY SAID THEY MANAGED TO KEEP ESSENTIAL SERVICES GOING DESPITE THE POWER CUTS.

    A ONE-DAY GENERAL STRIKE WAS CALLED IN FRANCE ON WEDNESDAY. PUBLIC TRANSPORT WAS CUT BY ABOUT HALF. HERE IS THE TRAFFIC SCENE IN PARIS.

    UNION LEADERS CALLED THE STRIKE IN A DEMAND FOR BETTER PAY AND CONDITIONS. NO MAIL WAS DELIVERED AND MOST SCHOOLS AND PRIVATE BUSINESSES CLOSED FOR THE DAY. WITH MANY FRENCHMEN TAKING AN ENFORCED HOLIDAY, THE REDUCED COMMUTER SERVICES FUNCTIONED UNEXPECTEDLY WELL.

    LE BOURGET, THE SMALLER OF THE TWO PARIS AIRPORTS, CLOSED FOR LACK OF AIR NAVIGATION OFFICIALS, BUT ORLY STAYED OPEN.

    MEANWHILE, BETWEEN FORTY AND FIFTY THOUSAND STRIKERS MARCHED IN PARIS TO THE PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE. THEY SHOUTED SLOGANS DEMANDING MORE PAY AND UNION FREEDOM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4XYBBAGUFBE9SBV90TLUINEDG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XYBBAGUFBE9SBV90TLUINEDG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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