• Short Summary

    A steep drop in car sales - largely caused by the energy crisis - forced the French car manufacturers, Citroen, to lay off its production line workers on Thursday and Friday (14 and 15 March).

  • Description

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    GV Citroen factory building.
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    2.
    GV Sign on building 'Citroen'
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    GV Citroen cars and workers near entrance.
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    GV Side factory entrance.
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    CU Sign 'Embauche' PAN TO closed door.
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    GV PAN Over railway wagons for transporting cars.
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    GENERAL TOP VIEW Citroens in compound. (3 shots)
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    TOP VIEW ZOOM OUT Citroen vans and cars awaiting delivery.
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    Initials VS. 16.57 VS. 17.06



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A steep drop in car sales - largely caused by the energy crisis - forced the French car manufacturers, Citroen, to lay off its production line workers on Thursday and Friday (14 and 15 March). The workers will receive 60 per cent of their normal wages.

    Soaring petrol prices and fears of an oil shortage have greatly reduced orders for new cars both in France itself and in its major export markets, Britain, France and West Germany. Citroen - France's second largest car manufacturer - has suffered cuts in its export orders of more than 20% over the last month.

    Laying off production line workers is one of a series of measures the Company is taking to cope with overproduction. They also plan to cut the working week by half-an-hour, to 43 hours.

    A spokesman for the French car manufacturers said that 'After the massive boom of 1973 the outlook is now very bleak'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA924Q8SG9I5YWTWT8RR2W5N0LK
    Media URN:
    VLVA924Q8SG9I5YWTWT8RR2W5N0LK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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