• Short Summary

    STEEL WORKERS STAGED A DEMONSTRATION TODAY (SATURDAY) AT BURCHT, NEAR ANVERS, IN PROTEST AGAINST A GOVERNMENT DECISION TO CLOSE THE FACTORY "LAMINOIRS DE L'ESCAUT".

  • Description

    STEEL WORKERS STAGED A DEMONSTRATION TODAY (SATURDAY) AT BURCHT, NEAR ANVERS, IN PROTEST AGAINST A GOVERNMENT DECISION TO CLOSE THE FACTORY "LAMINOIRS DE L'ESCAUT". THE DEMONSTRATION WAS DESIGNED TO DRAW PUBLIC ATTENTION TO THE WORKERS' COMPLAINTS.

    THE FACTORY IS SCHEDULED FOR CLOSURE IN SEPTEMBER ON GOVERNMENT GROUNDS THAT IT IS UNPRODUCTIVE. THE WORKERS, HOWEVER, CONTEST THIS, AND TODAY'S DEMONSTRATION TOOK THE FORM OF A MARCH THROUGH THE TOWN.

    POLICE KEPT AN EYE ON THE PROCEEDINGS, BUT THE DEMONSTRATION WAS GENERALLY QUIET.

    FACTORY WORKERS, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED THERE FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, WERE JOINED BY WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN A MARCH WITH BANNERS AND PLACARDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8ZSIP2Q52IM9HN00AYKLBANMZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8ZSIP2Q52IM9HN00AYKLBANMZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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