• Short Summary

    Some ten thousand employees of the Lebanese Government went on strike on November 5th in support of demands for improved working conditions and benefits.

  • Description

    Some ten thousand employees of the Lebanese Government went on strike on November 5th in support of demands for improved working conditions and benefits.

    The strike affected autonomous agencies, such as public transport, and Beirut's buses, and water and power authorities in the capital and in the south and north of Lebanon.

    A spokesman for the strikers said the stoppage would continue until their conditions were met.

    Buses and trains stopped running but water and power services have so far not been affected.

    SYNOPSIS: More than ten thousand employees of the Lebanese Government went on strike on Friday in support of demands for improved working conditions and benefits. The strike affected autonomous agencies, such as the public transport systems, including Beirut's buses, and the water and power authorities in the capital and in the south and north of Lebanon.

    Trains stopped running, but water and power services have so far not been affected, although workers said they would not carry out repairs. Labour leaders have threatened that the stoppage would extend to other autonomous departments, and include dockers. Labour and Social Affairs Minister Munir Hamdan called in leaders of the unions involved, and said later they had shown 'inflexibility' during talks. A spokesman for the strikers said the stoppage would continue until the strikers' conditions were met.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA87UFI3YPTHTU92LNOFOWLJAE0
    Media URN:
    VLVA87UFI3YPTHTU92LNOFOWLJAE0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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