• Short Summary

    SEVERAL THOUSAND EUROCRATS, EMPLOYEES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND ITS VARIOUS AGENCIES, WENT ON 24-HOUR STRIKE TODAY (TUESDAY) IN PROTEST AT THE COMMON MARKET'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE.

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    SEVERAL THOUSAND EUROCRATS, EMPLOYEES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY AND ITS VARIOUS AGENCIES, WENT ON 24-HOUR STRIKE TODAY (TUESDAY) IN PROTEST AT THE COMMON MARKET'S UNCERTAIN FUTURE.

    IN BRUSSELS, AS IN OTHERS EEC CENTRES, STRIKERS SAT-IN IN THEIR OFFICES, WHILE IN LUXEMBOURG OTHERS STAGED A MARCH WITH BLACK-DRAPED FLAGS.

    THE COMMON MARKET MEN, BOTH IN COMMUNITY HEADQUARTERS AND IN EEC OFFICES IN THE SIX-MEMBER COUNTRIES, ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE ORGANISATION, AND THE ATTITUDES OF MEMBER NATIONS TO THEM.

    IN PARTICULAR THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE COMMINUTY'S NUCLEAR RESEARCH ORGANISATION, ERATOM. IT HAS BEEN IDLING FOR TWO YEARS WITHOUT A LONG-TERM PROGRAMME WHILE MEMBER NATIONS DISAGREED ABOUT THEIR SHARE OF THE BUDGET AND THE BENEFITS.

    ONE PROPOSAL UNDER ACTIVE CONSIDERATION WOULD INVOLVE THE REDUNDANCY OF SOME 600 RESEARCH WORKERS. THE WORKER'S LEADERS FEAR THAT IF EURATOM IS ALLOWED TO WITHER AWAY, OTHER COMMUNITY ORGANISATIONS MAY FOLLOW SUIT.

    THE WORKERS ALSO HAVE GRIEVANCES ABOUT THEIR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, AND ARE DISSATISFIED WITH CURRENT PROPOSALS FOR THE MODIFICATION OF THE STATUTE UNDER WHICH THEY ARE EMPLOYED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5R2EDJJ4X68G5SZ1QGRTQ4N62
    Media URN:
    VLVA5R2EDJJ4X68G5SZ1QGRTQ4N62
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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