• Short Summary

    Italy was without newspapers on Wednesday (10 March) because of a strike by print workers which began on Tuesday.

  • Description

    Italy was without newspapers on Wednesday (10 March) because of a strike by print workers which began on Tuesday.

    The print workers union called the 24 hour strike as part of their campaign for a new labour contract. The printers want guarantees against unemployment, better redundancy terms and increased government aid for newspapers.

    During the day a visit by United States Treasury Secretary Mr. William Simon seemed to halt a week long downward slide by the Italian lira on the official market which only re-opened last week. Italian currency lost four per cent of its value in the week to drop 16 per cent below its rate on January 21 when the Bank of Italy suspended official quotations and market interventions.

    Two weeks ago several hundred thousand workers staged a 24 hour general strike in Rome to protest against Italy's rising unemployment. The workers demanded that the government take action to lower the unemployment figures, currently standing at 1,200,000.

    SYNOPSIS: Italy was without newspapers on Wednesday. None of the Rome newspapers came out because of a 24 hour strike by print workers.

    The men's union called the strike as part of a campaign for a new contract. The printers want guarantees against unemployment, better redundancy terms and increased government aid for newspapers. Only two weeks ago several hundred thousand workers staged a 24 hour general strike in Rome to protest against Italy's rising unemployment rate.

    The workers were demanding that the government take action to lower unemployment figures currently standing at 1,200,000. The Italian lira is also having a bad time on the international market losing four per cent of its value last week.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7JJJAMUP3GIIQ76KOM62FTG00
    Media URN:
    VLVA7JJJAMUP3GIIQ76KOM62FTG00
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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