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    NATIONAL RAILWAY WORKERS UNION ) EXECUTIVE ISSUED AN ORDER AT 08;30 a.m. TUESDAY CALLING OFF?

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    NATIONAL RAILWAY WORKERS UNION ) EXECUTIVE ISSUED AN ORDER AT 08;30 a.m. TUESDAY CALLING OFF ITS 24 HOURS STRIKE LAUNCHED AT 12;01 a.m. THOUGH THE MOST OF GOVERNMENT RAILWAY SERVICE WAS SUSPENDED. CONFUSION COMES AT THE CLIMAX AROUND 08;00 TO 10;00 a.m. AS THOSE WHO COME UP TO THE CENTRE OF CITY MUST USE PRIVATE RAILWAY, SUB-WAY, BUSES, TRUCKS SENT BY THEIR COMPANIES TO PICK UP THE STATION. HOWEVER. NATIONAL RAILWAY LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS UNION WAS RESERVING ITS ATTITUDE ON THE NEW GOVERNMENT COMPROMISE OFFER AND FINALLY AGREED WITH THE GOVERNMENT OFFER AT 11;30 a.m. ONLY LONG DISTANCE TRAIN LEAVING TOKYO CENTRAL STATION LEFT ONLY TWICE AN HOUR. THESE WORKERS, INCLUDING JAPAN NATIONAL RAILWAY
    EMPLOYEE AND NUMBERING 50,000, FROM GOVERNMENTAL WORKERS UNION INCLUDING POSTMAN UNION ETC. WHICH HAS BEEN PRESSING FOR AN INFLATION ALLOWANCE TO CATCH UP WITH THE PRICE SPIRAL. THE GOVERNMENT OFFERED TO PAY THREE-TENTH OF A MONTH'S PAY IN ADVANCE, NOT AS AN "INFLATION ALLOWANCE". FINALLY, NATIONAL RAILWAY WORKERS UNION AND PUBLIC CORPORATION LABOUR RELATIONS COMMISSION ACCEPTED THE GOVERNMENT OFFER THOUGH CONFUSION IS STILL ON AT 15;00. IN TOKYO, ALL COMMUTER TRAINS WERE STOPPED EXCEPT ON THE TOKYO-OSAKA LINE AND THE NEW BULLET TRAIN WHICH WERE CURTAILED ABOUT ONE FIFTH TODAY, THE SITUATION WAS WORSENED BY A STRIKE ON THE METROPOLITAN SUBWAYS UP TO 10;00 a.m. NEW BULLET TRAINS WERE BEING DELAYED CONSIDERABLY BECAUSE OF A SIMULTANEOUS GO-SLOW. MEANWHILE, THE 50,000 member NATIONAL LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS UNION WALKED OUT ON THE OTHER LOCAL LINES AND IT WILL TAKE WHOLE DAY TO RESTORE CONFUSION THROU ??? JAPAN.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA54JDPM3WIJ6I1R8N3OA8ID15L
    Media URN:
    VLVA54JDPM3WIJ6I1R8N3OA8ID15L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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