• Short Summary

    SPAIN'S SIX MILLION INDUSTRIAL WORKERS TODAY (18/1) BEGAN VOTING IN THE COUNTRY'S FIRST FREE TRADE UNION ELECTIONS SINCE THE CIVIL WARM ENDED IN 1939.

  • Description

    SPAIN'S SIX MILLION INDUSTRIAL WORKERS TODAY (18/1) BEGAN VOTING IN THE COUNTRY'S FIRST FREE TRADE UNION ELECTIONS SINCE THE CIVIL WARM ENDED IN 1939. THEY ARE CHOOSING WORKS COUNCILS IN FACTORIES AND FIRMS WHICH WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SALARY AND OTHER NEGOTIATION. TODAY'S VOTING WAS HELD IN 19 OF SPAIN'S 50 PROVINCES VOTING IN THE REMAINING PROVINCES WILL TAKE PLACE IN STAGES AT DATES YET TO BE FIXED. THE MAIN ELECTION BATTLE VS BETWEEN COMMUNIST-LED WORKERS COMMISSION AND THE SOCIALIST GENERAL WORKERS UNION (UGT) WHICH EACH HAVE TRADITIONAL STRONGHOLDS. THE COMMUNISTS IN MADRID AND BARCELONA AND THE SOCIALISTS IN THE BASQUE REGION. OBSERVERS BELIEVE THE ELECTIONS COULD CLEAR UP THE PRESENT CONFUSION IN LABOUR RELATIONS AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF WILDCAST STRIKES PLAGUING SPANISH INDUSTRY. THE MOVE IS ALSO SEEN AS ANOTHER STEP IN THE COUNTRY'S DRIVE FOR INCREASING DEMOCRACY SHOWS. CAMPAIGN CANDIDATES ADDRESSING UNION MEMBERS, VARIOUS VOTING SCENES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69BDN9TR5VEBJOS4UZXFWP8HV
    Media URN:
    VLVA69BDN9TR5VEBJOS4UZXFWP8HV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/01/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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