• Short Summary

    About thirty-thousand people marched through Paris Friday (23 June) to support demands for a higher minimum wage, a lower retirement age and trade union unity.

  • Description

    About thirty-thousand people marched through Paris Friday (23 June) to support demands for a higher minimum wage, a lower retirement age and trade union unity.

    But the planned "day of action" by France's two largest unions--the Communist-aligned Confederation General du Travail (CGT), and the more moderate Confederation Francaise Democratique du Travil (CFDT) -- clearly received less support than a strike on the minimum wage issue sixteen days ago, called by only the CGT.

    The unions were seeking an increase in the national minimum wage from the present guaranteed monthly income of 840 France (65 Sterling) to 1,000 France (80 Sterling), and a lowering of the retirement age from 65 to 60.

    Planned two-hour work stoppages hit a range of industries. But suburban trains, the Paris Metro and buses were operating normally, and newspapers appeared as unusual--unlike the June 7 strike.

    A series of power cuts during the morning caused some traffic jame when the signal lights went out, but that was the only major inconvenience registered during the day.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8NHL2BIXUJDVWIBACZQJ7RCYY
    Media URN:
    VLVA8NHL2BIXUJDVWIBACZQJ7RCYY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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