• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF METAL WORKERS, ON STRIKE FOR HIGHER WAGES, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DEMONSTRATED IN STUTTGART, WEST GERMANY, AGAINST THEIR EMPLOYERS' RETALIATORY MOVE OF LOCKING THEM OUT OF THE FACTORIES.

  • Description

    THOUSANDS OF METAL WORKERS, ON STRIKE FOR HIGHER WAGES, TODAY (WEDNESDAY) DEMONSTRATED IN STUTTGART, WEST GERMANY, AGAINST THEIR EMPLOYERS' RETALIATORY MOVE OF LOCKING THEM OUT OF THE FACTORIES.FOR STUTTGART, THE DEMONSTRATION WAS THE MAJOR EVENT IN MAY DAY CELEBRATIONS.

    THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE EMPLOYERS AND THE TWO-MILLION-STRONG METAL WORKERS UNION IS AT PRESENT LIMITED TO THE STATE OF WURTTEMBERG-BADEN, BUT THREATENS TO ENGULF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.THE LOCK-OUT - THE FIRST IN WEST GERMANY SINCE 1945 - ALREADY INVOLVES 800 ENGINEERING WORKS.AND WITH NO SOLUTION IN SIGHT, IT'S EXPECTED THAT SOME 400,000 MEN MAY BE IDLE BY THE WEEKEND.

    WITH EMPLOYERS REFUSING TO GRANT MORE THAN A 3.5 PERCENT INCREASE IN WAGES, AGAINST THE UNION'S CLAIM FOR EIGHT PER CENT, FURTHER STRIKES ARE NOW BEING PLANNED.ON FRIDAY, UNION LEADERS WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EXTEND THE STRIKE TO 1,200,000 MEN IN THE RUHR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QUZMINA2PXKVWHD2FJK6ZVWJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QUZMINA2PXKVWHD2FJK6ZVWJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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