• Short Summary

    In Manila yesterday (Wednesday), thousands of government employees staged a mass walkout in a pay dispute.

  • Description

    In Manila yesterday (Wednesday), thousands of government employees staged a mass walkout in a pay dispute.

    Although such action is illegal, an estimated 200,000 civil servants quit their desks. However, another 300,000 refused to join the protest.

    Hardest hit was Manila's international airport where most flights came to a halt due to the lack of civil aviation workers. While passengers milled in the terminal, military men helped a skeleton crew man the control tower.

    The walkout was to support a five percent wage increase back-dated to July. The government said it did not have enough money and offered an increase as from this week.

    After further bargaining overnight, a formula was reached and leaders of government employees immediately called off the strike and appealed for a return to work.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4YUIS87NN1JOJB906QDKPI71T
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YUIS87NN1JOJB906QDKPI71T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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