• Short Summary

    A nation-wide strike call for higher wages, by Government workers in India, July 12, has flopped.

  • Description

    A nation-wide strike call for higher wages, by Government workers in India, July 12, has flopped. Most of the two million employees have turned out for work as usual in most areas. In New Delhi the postal, telegraph and railway services are running almost at normal pace. The Indian Government has cleared the strike unlawful.

    Officials state that the threat of dismissal and the Government's warning - all strikers will receive a six month prison sentence - has prevented most of the workers from staying away. Only a small number of demonstrator have been arrested by the police in the capital.

    Bombay is the only city where any real trouble has broken out. Here the strike is general with most of the workers staying at home. Troops and volunteers have taken over the railway and postal services.

    In Dohad, police were forced to open fire in a clash between pickets an non strikers. One man was killed and six injured. A group of pickets tried to stop the trains by squatting on the rails.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6OCOIZSEMOI93LPNAB55KZEE8
    Media URN:
    VLVA6OCOIZSEMOI93LPNAB55KZEE8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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