• Short Summary

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

  • Description

    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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