• Short Summary

    As newspaper headlines announced a worsening situation, the Belgian Socialist Party met in Brussels December 26 to discuss different aspects of the strike against the Government's proposed austerity programme.

  • Description

    As newspaper headlines announced a worsening situation, the Belgian Socialist Party met in Brussels December 26 to discuss different aspects of the strike against the Government's proposed austerity programme. Under the presidency of Mr Collard - ex-Socialist Minister - it was unanimously decided that the strike movement would be continued to the end.

    Members were of the opinion that the Government was bewildered by the importance of the strike. The Socialists thought that they would successfully reach their goal - the non-acceptance of the "Loi Unique", the Government Austerity Bill.

    A motion was addressed to Socialist workers who were temporarily in the Belgian Army. They were asked to refuse to be used by the Government as a weapon to break the strike movement. They were also asked not to give way to violence.

    It the Catholic trade unions joined in the movement Dec 27, all the country's workers would be on strike.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EXDWIAIYHXGV9NCQ3GDZRHHX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EXDWIAIYHXGV9NCQ3GDZRHHX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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