• Short Summary

    MEMBERS OF THE SEAFARERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION HAVE WALKED OFF THEIR SHIPS IN PORTS ACROSS CANADA IN PROTEST AGAINST LEGISLATION PUTTING ALL CANADIAN MARITIME UNIONS UNDER TRUSTEESHIP.

  • Description

    MEMBERS OF THE SEAFARERS' INTERNATIONAL UNION HAVE WALKED OFF THEIR SHIPS IN PORTS ACROSS CANADA IN PROTEST AGAINST LEGISLATION PUTTING ALL CANADIAN MARITIME UNIONS UNDER TRUSTEESHIP.THE WALK-OFF THREATENS THE COUNTRY WITH ITS BIGGEST EVER MARITIME TIE-UP.

    THE SHIPPING STRIKE HAS HELD UP WHEAT CARGOES FOR RUSSIA.

    FILM SHOWS THE SEAFARERS' HALL IN VANCOUVER'S MAIN STREET AND THE MEN PREPARING FOR THEIR TRIP TO OTTAWA TO PROTEST AGAINST THE TRUSTEESHIP LEGISLATION.OTHER SCENES SHOW GRAIN SHIPS TIED UP IN HALIFAX AND THE WELLAND CANAL WHERE RIVAL UNION MEMBERS ARE STILL MANNING VESSELS.

    A SURVEY YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) SHOWED THAT MANY MEMBERS OF THE SEAFARERS' UNION HAD ANSWERED THE CALL TO LEAVE THEIR SHIPS, BUT NO-ONE KNEW HOW MANY WOULD JOIN MONDAY'S PROTEST MARCH ON OTTAWA.SHIPPING COMPANIES HAVE BEEN RELUCTANT TO DISCUSS THE SITUATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA76EAWI0L3WK59TBORTSNBYMRW
    Media URN:
    VLVA76EAWI0L3WK59TBORTSNBYMRW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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