• Short Summary

    AN ESTIMATED 56,000 CUBIC METRES (73,000 CUBIC YARDS) OF UNCOLLECTED RUBBISH TODAY (THURSDAY) LITTERED THE STREETS OF PARIS AS 90 PERCENT OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL'S GARBAGE COLLECTORS YESTERDAY WENT ON A 24-HOUR STRIKE FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS AND BACK-CLAIMED PAY RISES.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CRATE & BOX DUMP (2 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    CU POLICE SIGN
    0.13

    3.
    CU PAN GARBAGE PILES (2 SHOTS)
    0.27

    4.
    GV TRAFFIC PASSING PILES OF RUBBISH ON PAVEMENTS (4 SHOTS)
    0.50

    5.
    GV PRIVATE COLLECTORS PICKING UP RUBBISH (3 SHOTS)
    1.09



    Initials LD/V/BOB/SGM



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    Background: AN ESTIMATED 56,000 CUBIC METRES (73,000 CUBIC YARDS) OF UNCOLLECTED RUBBISH TODAY (THURSDAY) LITTERED THE STREETS OF PARIS AS 90 PERCENT OF THE FRENCH CAPITAL'S GARBAGE COLLECTORS YESTERDAY WENT ON A 24-HOUR STRIKE FOR BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS AND BACK-CLAIMED PAY RISES.

    AS NEWSPAPERS WARNED OF THE DANGER OF RATS COMING OUT INTO THE STREETS FROM THE THREE THOUSAND TONS OF GARBAGE WHICH ARE DAILY DUMPED ON THE CITY'S STREETS - OFFICIALS WERE MEETING TO TRY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. IN THE MEANTIME, 127 PRIVATELY-OWNED COLLECTION LORRIES JOINED THE 97 STILL IN SERVICE TO COLLECT PART OF THE ROTTING REFUSE. BUT THEY CAN ONLY MANAGE TO GATHER-UP SOME 1,000 TONS PER DAY - AS OPPOSED TO A TOTAL OF 5,000 TONS WHICH CAN BE COLLECTED BY THE CITY'S NORMAL SERVICE OF 624 GARBAGE LORRIES MANNED BY 3,800 MEN.

    ALTHOUGH THE STRIKE WAS CALLED FOR YESTERDAY BY THE COMMUNIST-LED GENERAL CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR (C.C.T.), MANY OF THE DUSTMEN HAD STOPPED COLLECTIONS SINCE LAST FRIDAY AND THE PILE-UP WAS ALREADY HIGH BEFORE THE OFFICIAL STOPPAGE STARTED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5AZ9YFA3XLB1XQW9KA1A9DU3L
    Media URN:
    VLVA5AZ9YFA3XLB1XQW9KA1A9DU3L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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