• Short Summary

    LONDON AIRPORT WAS IN CHAOS AGAIN TODAY (MONDAY) AS SOME 12-THOUSAND WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB.

  • Description

    1.
    GV AIRCRAFT ON TARMAC AT LONDON AIRPORT, PEOPLE CARRYING BAGGAGE.
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    2.
    LV INT AIRPORT TERMINAL, PEOPLE WAITING
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    3.
    SV PEOPLE WAIT & OTHERS CARRY BAGGAGE
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    4.
    SV PAN PEOPLE UNLOAD BAGGAGE FROM AIRCRAFT
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    5.
    SV TAKING LUGGAGE OUT OF AIRCRAFT
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    6.
    SV PEOPLE AROUND AIRCRAFT
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    7.
    SV MEN TAKE OUT LUGGAGE FROM AIRCRAFT
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    8.
    CU SIGN "LONDON AIRPORT DISPUTE" PAN TO STRIKERS OUTSIDE FOOTBALL GROUND."
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    9.
    SV FIREMEN HAND OUT LEAFLETS TO STRIKERS
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    10.
    CU WORKER WITH BEA BADGE
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    11.
    CU WORKER WITH PAN AM ON BACK
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    12.
    CU PLACARD "NO G.A.S. ON LONDON AIRPORT" PAN TO MEN IN FOOTBALL STAND.
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    13.
    LV STRIKERS IN STAND WITH PLACARDS
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    14.
    CU SHOP STEWARD SPEAKS (SOUND UP)
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    15.
    LV STRIKERS WITH PLACARDS PAN TO OTHER STRIKERS IN STAND
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    16.
    SV STRIKERS IN STAND STEWARD SPEAKING
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    17.
    LV MEN RAISING HANDS
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    18.
    LV STRIKERS CLAP.
    1.47


    TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 12): STEWARD: "WE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE LIASON COMMITTEE OF SHOP STEWARDS RECOMMEND THAT WE CONTINUE THE BLACKING POLICY THAT HAS BEEN WITH US FROM THE INITIAL STAGES OF THIS ISSUE AND THAT IN THE EVENT OF ANY EMPLOYER ACCEPTING THE SERVICES OF GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES, THEN WE WOULD CALL A 24-HOUR TOKEN STRIKE. (APPLAUSE). DO YOU FAVOUR THE PROPOSITION? WOULD YOU KEEP THEM UP A MINUTE OR TWO, I'M SURE THE PRESS WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A PHOTOGRAPH. I'M GLAD TO SEE SO MANY NICE CLEAN HANDS. HOLD THEM UP." (APPLAUSE).




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: LONDON AIRPORT WAS IN CHAOS AGAIN TODAY (MONDAY) AS SOME 12-THOUSAND WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB. THEY TRAVELLED TO A FOOTBALL FIELD WHERE T HEY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO CLOSE DOWN T HE AIRPORT FOR 24 HOURS IF ANY AIRLINE ACCEPTED THE SERVICES OF A CANADIAN BASED AIRPORT GROUND HANDLING SERVICE.

    THE STRIKERS CLAIM THAT IF THE FIRM IS ALLOWED INTO LONDON AIRPORT IT'LL MEAN REDUNDANCY. THE FIRM, GENERAL AVIATION SERVICES, HAS BEEN A WARDED A CONTRACT BY THE BRITISH AIRPORTS AUTHORITIES TO PERFORM SUCH DUTIES AS TOWING EQUIPMENT FOR THE SMALLER AIRLINES USING THE AIRPORT.

    TODAY'S STRIKE IS ANOTHER STEP UP IN THE CONTINUING STORY OF INDUSTRIAL DISPUTES AT THE AIRPORT. IT HAS BEEN CLOSED AT NIGHTS BECAUSE OF A FIREMEN'S STRIKE. IN VIEW OF TODAY'S STOPPAGE THE STRIKING FIREMEN HAVE DECIDED TO EXTEND THEIR STOP WORK TIME TO 11 O'CLOCK TONIGHT. NORMALLY THEY WALK OFF THE JOB AT 8 O'CLOCK.

    AT TODAY'S STOP WORK MEETING A RESOLUTION WAS READ TO THE STRIKERS BY A SHOP STEWARD...

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8TNVPW3JWLXZG5W9N2790OT8M
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TNVPW3JWLXZG5W9N2790OT8M
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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