• Short Summary

    THERE WAS LITTLE CHANGE ON THURSDAY IN THE FRENCH COALFIELDS WHERE NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILLION MINERS HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE SINCE MARCH 1, IN SUPPORT OF PAY , HOURS AND HOLIDAY CLAIMS.

  • Description

    THERE WAS LITTLE CHANGE ON THURSDAY IN THE FRENCH COALFIELDS WHERE NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILLION MINERS HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE SINCE MARCH 1, IN SUPPORT OF PAY , HOURS AND HOLIDAY CLAIMS.

    AT MERLEBACH IN EASTERN FRANCE ON WEDNESDAY, THE MINERS FROM SURROUNDING COALFIELDS HELD A MASS MEETING TO REAFFIRM THEIR SUPPORT OF THE STRIKE.AT THE MEETING IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT A DEPUTATION OF MINERS' WIVES HAD SENT A TELEGRAM TO PRESIDENT DE GAULLE ASKING HIM TO RECEIVE THEM THE FOLLOWING DAY.

    ON THURSDAY, THE DEPUTATION ARRIVED AT THE ELYSEE PALACE IN PARIS.HOWEVER THE WOMEN, WHO HAD COME TO PUT THE MINERS' CASE DIRECTLY TO THE PRESIDENT, WERE ONLY ALLOWED AS FAR AS THE GATES.

    WHEN THEY ASKED TO SEE THE PRESIDENT THEY WERE TOLD IT WAS NOT POSSIBLE.THEY LEFT A PETITION BEFORE SETTING OFF BY COACH TO THE HOTEL MATIGNON, OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF M.GEORGES POMPIDOU, THE PRIME MINISTER.THE PETITION CALLED ON THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE A FAVOURABLE HEARING TO THE MINERS' CLAIMS SO THAT THE FOUR WEEK OLD STRIKE COULD END.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NPQNZK9CI2NT1JAY7YMB3H27
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NPQNZK9CI2NT1JAY7YMB3H27
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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