• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, BESIEGED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN AN ANGRY DEMONSTRATION BY THOUSANDS OF JOBLESS WORKERS, WAS AGAIN THE SCENE OF A MASS PROTEST TODAY.

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    BRITAIN'S HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT, BESIEGED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) IN AN ANGRY DEMONSTRATION BY THOUSANDS OF JOBLESS WORKERS, WAS AGAIN THE SCENE OF A MASS PROTEST TODAY.THIS TIME IT WAS 6,000 DISGRUNTLED SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO CONVERGED ON THE HISTORIC BUILDING.

    BUT THEIR PROCESSION WAS IN STRICT CONTRAST TO YESTERDAY'S UGLY SCENES.THE TEACHERS ARRIVED OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT IN ORDERLY GROUPS TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF THEIR PAY CLAIMS.MANY POLICE WERE ON DUTY TO GUARD AGAINST REPETITION OF THE PREVIOUS DAY'S VIOLENCE.

    TODAY'S ACTION CLIMAXED A YEAR'S UNREST AMONG 270,000 PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TEACHERS IN BRITAIN OVER A LONG-STANDING PAY CLAIM.PROTESTING THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS OVER-RIDDEN THEIR ACCEPTED NEGOTIATING MACHINERY, THE TEACHERS HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT THE METHODS CHOSEN BY EDUCATION MINISTER SIR EDWARD BOYLE TO DISTRIBUTE A GBP21 MILLION WAGE RISE AWARDED LAST YEAR.

    SIR EDWARD WANTS MOST OF THE MONEY TO GO TO SENIOR TEACHING GRADES WHO ARE ALREADY WELL UP IN THE PAY SCALE.THE TEACHERS INSIST IT SHOULD BE USED FIRST OF ALL TO INCREASE THE MINIMUM WAGE - AT PRESENT GBP650 A YEAR - IN ORDER TO MAKE ENTRANCE INTO THE PROFESSION, SERIOUSLY UNDERSTAFFED, MORE ATTRACTIVE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CB73J3W8TK4LIJDD4NG0ORWG
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CB73J3W8TK4LIJDD4NG0ORWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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