• Short Summary

    Talks in Nairobi, Nov.

    18, between the East African Railways and Harbours management, the Labour
    Department and the Kenya Federation of Labour, failed to bring about a
    settlement of the six-day-old Kenya rail strike.

  • Description

    Talks in Nairobi, Nov.

    18, between the East African Railways and Harbours management, the Labour
    Department and the Kenya Federation of Labour, failed to bring about a
    settlement of the six-day-old Kenya rail strike.

    The strike began Nov. 13, when 23,000 African railway workers walked out in
    support of complaints about a European superintendent Union leaders at first
    demanded the dismissal of the superintendent then said they would be satisfied
    with his transfer to another post, but the management refused.

    Essential traffic is being kept moving by the deployment of 5,000 European and
    Asian employees and by voluntary work by their families and by railway
    pensioners.

    Recruitment of outside volunteers has been restricted because of a threat of a
    general strike by Mr. T.J.Mboya, leader of the Kenya Federation of Labour.

    The East African Railways and Harbours Administration had another strike on its
    hands Nov. 19 when all but 500 of Uganda's 6,000 African rail workers came out
    on a wage claim. They are asking for a general increase and the raising of the
    minimum wage from GBP4 10s to GBP6.

    Train crews and specialists were flown in from Kenya to help in Uganda. It was
    announced that trains had been cut but that essential supplies were being
    maintained.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5B8I8AYYUQLP5EDQZ6TM10DYH
    Media URN:
    VLVA5B8I8AYYUQLP5EDQZ6TM10DYH
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1959
    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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