• Short Summary

    STRIKING DOCKERS DEMONSTRATED IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOR MORE PAY AND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS. THEY?

  • Description

    STRIKING DOCKERS DEMONSTRATED IN ATHENS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) FOR MORE PAY AND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS. THEY MARCHED FROM THE PORT OF PIRAEUS TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE, WHICH HAD BEEN CORDONED OFF BY POLICE IN CASE OF TROUBLE. THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, MR. GEORGE PAPANDREOU, RECEIVED A DELEGATION TO DISCUSS THE DOCKERS' CLAIMS.

    POLICE STOOD BY IN PIRAEUS AT THE PROCESSION MOVED OFF FOR THE TEN-MILES (16-KM) MARCH INTO THE CITY. TWO-THOUSAND DOCKERS TOOK PART.

    PLACARDS CALLED FOR A 30 PERCENT PAY RISE, AND THE DISMISSAL OF THE PORT DIRECTOR, AND "JUSTICE AND BREAD." ALL TOLD, SOME 35,000 DOCKERS ARE ON STRIKE. ALTHOUGH THEY HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY TROOPS, PIRAEUS IS VIRTUALLY IDLE.

    THEIR CLAIMS WAS THE FIRST PROBLEM THE GOVERNMENT FACED AS PARLIAMENT RESUMED AFTER A FIVE-MONTH BREAK. MR. PAPANDREOU PROMISED TO EXAMINE THEIR GRIEVANCES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6VFO1CQKXF9W5OJ6HOU5K6FN6
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VFO1CQKXF9W5OJ6HOU5K6FN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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