• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND FRENCH CABINET MINISTERS HELD A SERIES OF IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS TODAY (SATURDAY) AIMED AT ENDING THE THREE-WEEK OLD WAVE OF STRIKES WHICH HAVE HAULTED COAL OUTPUT AND DISRUPTED OTHER NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES IN FRANCE.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AND FRENCH CABINET MINISTERS HELD A SERIES OF IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS TODAY (SATURDAY) AIMED AT ENDING THE THREE-WEEK OLD WAVE OF STRIKES WHICH HAVE HAULTED COAL OUTPUT AND DISRUPTED OTHER NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES IN FRANCE.

    EARLY IN THE MORNING, M GEORGES POMPIDOU AND KEY MINISTERS MET TO EXAMINE A 16-PAGE REPORT DRAWN UP BY A GOVERNMENT APPOINTED COMMITTEE OF "WISE MEN" TO INVESTIGATE THE LAG OF WAGES IN NATIONALISED INDUSTRIES BEHIND THOSE IN PRIVATE ENTERPRISE.

    THIS FIRST MEETING OF THE DAY LASTED FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF, AND WAS ATTENDED BY M.VALERY GISCARD DESTAING, FINANCE MINISTER M.ROBERT BOULIN, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE BUDGET, M.GILBERT GRANDVAL.LABOUR MINISTER, M.MICHEL MAURICE-BOKANOWSKI, MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, AND M.MARC JACQUET, WORKS MINISTER.

    LATER, THE MINISTERS WENT TO A CONFERENCE WITH PRESIDENT DE GAULLE AT THE ELYSEE PALACE.THIS MEETING, WHICH LASTED FOR AN HOUR AND A HALF, WAS TO DRAW UP DECISIONS BASED ON THE REPORT.ANOTHER WORKING SESSION WAS HELD IN THE AFTERNOON.

    (WHEN THE REPORT WAS PUBLISHED IN THE EVENING, IT ESTIMATED THAT THE COAL MINERS WAGES HAD LAGGED 7.4 PER CENT BEHIND THOSE IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS.FOR THE POWER UNDERTAKINGS, THE REPORT SAID THAT LAG WAS ESTIMATED AT BETWEEN 3.1 AND 3.6 PER CENT, AND FOR THE RAILWAYS BETWEEN 4.7 AND 5.2 PER CENT.

    (THESE ESTIMATES FORM THE BASIS OF THE GOVERNMENT'S PROPOSALS FOR A STRIKE SETTLEMENT, BUT IT IS NOT YET KNOWN HOW ANY PROPOSED INCREASES WOULD BE HANDED OUT.THE MINERS HAVE BEEN DEMANDING AN 11 PER CENT PAY INCREASE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Q78VXJXQT2KB1PCBRQF6LSPX
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Q78VXJXQT2KB1PCBRQF6LSPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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