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    JAPANESE DOCKWORKERS WE ON A 24-HOUR STRIKE MARCH 27 IN 32 MAJOR PARTS TO EMPHASIZE THEIR DEMANDS FOR IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS, INCLUDING PLACING THE NATION'S DOCKWORKERS ON A REGULAR PAYMENT BASIS.

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    JAPANESE DOCKWORKERS WE ON A 24-HOUR STRIKE MARCH 27 IN 32 MAJOR PARTS TO EMPHASIZE THEIR DEMANDS FOR IMPROVED WORKING CONDITIONS, INCLUDING PLACING THE NATION'S DOCKWORKERS ON A REGULAR PAYMENT BASIS. AT PRESENT THEY ARE TREATED AS TEMPORARY LABOUR AND DO NOT RECEIVE REGULAR PAY, PLUS SECURITY AND FRINGE BENEFITS ENJOYED BY WORKERS IN ALMOST ALL OTHER JAPANESE INDUSTRIES.

    AT YOKOHAMA, 48 SHIPS WERE SECURED AT PIERS AND BUOYS WHILE DOCKWORKERS LOUNGED IDLY NEARBY. PORT OFFICIALS SAID FEW OF THEM WOULD BE LOADED OR UNLOADED THAT DAY. MEANWHILE, THIRTEEN OTHER VESSELS ANCHORED OUTSIDE THE HARBOUR. TOKYO AND NAGOYA WERE LITTLE AFFECTED BY THE STRIKE, OPERATORS EMPLOYED DOCKWORKERS WHO ARE NOT MEMBERS OF THE 12 UNIONS CONCERNED.

    THE FOLLOWING DAY - MARCH 28 - STRIKES AND DEMONSTRATIONS, INVOLVING ABOUT 5 1/2 MILLION WORKERS, MARKED THE FIRST WAVE OF LEFT-WING LABOUR'S ANNUAL "SPRING OFFENSIVE", STAGED REGULARLY OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS. THE CAMPAIGN'S AIMS ARE BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS AND HIGHER WAGES. THEY WERE MAINLY TOKEN STRIKES, BUT SUBSEQUENT ACTIVITY MAY TAKE ON A MORE SERIOUS FORM, DEPENDING UPON THE EMPLOYER'S AND PUBLIC'S REACTIONS, AND WILL REACH THEIR CLIMAX IN THE TRADITIONAL MAY DAY DEMONSTRATORS. A JOINT COMMITTEE, REPRESENTING SOHYO (THE GENERAL COUNCIL OF JAPANESE TRADE UNIONS), THE SMALLER CHURITSU ROREN (THE FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT TRADE UNIONS), WITH A MEMBERSHIP TOGETHER OF 99 UNIONS, IS DEMANDING A UNIFORM 5,000 YEN (ABOUT GBP4-18-0) A MONTH WAGE INCREASE AND THE INTRODUCTION OF A MINIMUM WAGES SCHEME.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6P1PY5BL1YL0XA5SWILJE5UE6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6P1PY5BL1YL0XA5SWILJE5UE6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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