• Short Summary

    A ONE-DAY NATIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT STRIKE MEANT A WALK TO WORK FOR MILLIONS OF ITALIANS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND ROADS WERE JAMMED AS EXTRA PRIVATE CARS WERE FORCED ONTO THE HIGHWAYS.

  • Description

    A ONE-DAY NATIONAL PUBLIC TRANSPORT STRIKE MEANT A WALK TO WORK FOR MILLIONS OF ITALIANS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AND ROADS WERE JAMMED AS EXTRA PRIVATE CARS WERE FORCED ONTO THE HIGHWAYS.

    THE TRANSPORT STOPPAGE COINCIDED WITH A WALK-OUT BY A MILLION AND A HALF STATE WORKERS -- TEACHERS, POSTMEN, TELEGRAPHISTS, TELEPHONISTS. THE STRIKERS WANT BETTER PAY AND CONDITIONS, AND THE STATE WORKERS ARE ALSO PROTESTING AGAINST A GOVERNMENT REFORM BILL WHICH THEY SAY VIOLATES AN AGREEMENT MADE LAST JUNE.

    BUS AND RAIL TRAVELLERS HAD JOURNEYS ABRUPTLY STOPPED WHEN THE STRIKE STARTED AND MANY WERE FORCED TO SIT IT OUT IN RAILWAY WAITING ROOMS.

    ONLY A LIFE-OR-DEATH SERVICE WAS MAINTAINED BY THE TELEGRAPH SERVICE AND PARTS OF THE COUNTRY NOT LINKED TO THE AUTOMATIC TELEPHONE SYSTEM WERE CLOSED BUT JUNIOR AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS WERE LARGELY UNAFFECTED. HOSPITAL WERE HANDLING EMERGENCY OPERATIONS ONLY AS ANAESTHETISTS JOINED THE STRIKE.

    THE STATE WORKERS' STRIKE WAS POSTPONED FROM LAST MONDAY AS A MARK OR RESPECT FOR THE FUNERAL OF THE 14 VICTIMS OF THE MILAN TERRORIST BOMB ATTACK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA900129P0YB4H3HXDJJXP0SF5D
    Media URN:
    VLVA900129P0YB4H3HXDJJXP0SF5D
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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