• Short Summary

    BRITAIN'S POSTMEN ARE TO COME OUT ON A ONE-DAY STRIKE ON THURSDAY. THIS IS EXPECTED?

  • Description

    BRITAIN'S POSTMEN ARE TO COME OUT ON A ONE-DAY STRIKE ON THURSDAY. THIS IS EXPECTED TO DISLOCATE THE COUNTRY'S POSTAL SERVICES COMPLETELY. THEN, FROM FRIDAY ONWARDS, THE POSTMEN WILL REFUSE TO WORK OVERTIME AND THIS COULD RESULT IN DELAYS OF FOUR OF FIVE DAYS IN THE MAILS.

    EMERGENCY PLANS HAVE BEEN DRAWN UP BY THE POSTMASTER GENERAL'S STAFF AND DETAILS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY.

    REASON FOR THE POSTMEN'S PROPOSED ACTION LIES IN A DEMAND FOR MORE PAY. THE DEMAND WAS REJECTED AND THE UNION OF POST OFFICE WORKERS REFUSED TO HAVE ITS CASE PUT BEFORE THE CIVIL SERVICE TRIBUNAL MAINLY BECAUSE LAST YEAR, THE TRIBUNAL SEVERELY TRIMMED A UNION PAY CLAIM.

    MR. RON SMITH, GENERAL SECRETARY OF THE UNION, HAS SAID HE IS STILL PREPARES TO DISCUSS THE DISPUTE WITH TRADES UNION CONGRESS OR MINISTRY OF LABOUR OFFICIALS. HE HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT HE SEES LITTLE POINT IN FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH EITHER THE POSTMASTER GENERAL OR THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER.

    THE STRIKE AND OVERTIME BAN WILL SERIOUSLY AFFECT FOOTBALL POOL FIRMS AND POOLS ENTHUSIASTS. FOOTBALL POOL PROMOTERS HAVE STILL TO ANNOUNCE THEIR EMERGENCY ARRANGEMENTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7WTFEI7XQM4FPTUCRGJ1ZVA5U
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WTFEI7XQM4FPTUCRGJ1ZVA5U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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