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    More than 100,000 striking metal workers from all over Italy converged on Rome on Friday (2 December) to demonstrate against the Government's handling of the economy.

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    More than 100,000 striking metal workers from all over Italy converged on Rome on Friday (2 December) to demonstrate against the Government's handling of the economy.

    SYNOPSIS: The huge demonstration was held to back the demands of the metal workers and other powerful trade unions for urgent new economic policies to deal with rising unemployment and inflation. About 1.7 million Italians are unemployed. And this year the country's growth rate is expected to be less than two per cent, while inflation is now running at an annual rate of almost 19 per cent .

    The trade unions say the Government's current economic programme is not enough to solve these problems.

    Many of the metalworkers had travelled overnight by bus from the country's industrial ???. They called for "Jobs - not Redun???" as they marched to a rally in central Rome.

    As well as demanding urgent economic measures, speakers at the rally also urged the Government to take immediate action against a recent wave of political violence. They said they wanted greater security and freedom to live in safety.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6CQM4QX2LZ7RNI096F8EZLIAM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6CQM4QX2LZ7RNI096F8EZLIAM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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