• Short Summary

    Copenhagen harbour, normally a hive of shipping activity, was idle Mar 11 after seamen and transport and metal workers came out on strike in protest against a new two-years collective wage agreement.

  • Description

    Copenhagen harbour, normally a hive of shipping activity, was idle Mar 11 after seamen and transport and metal workers came out on strike in protest against a new two-years collective wage agreement.

    As ninety-three per-cent of Danish imports and seventy per-cent of exports are sea-born, the seamen's strike will halt Denmark's overseas trade.

    The new collective contract for Danish industry was announced by the Mediator of State just before Easter. Its compromise proposals call for a five-per-cent wage increases for all of the 750,000 members of the Danish Trades Union Confederation. The employers accept, but the boards of unions in the transport group directly advised their members to turn down the compromise.

    As the strike continues, it is felt that other union groups will come out in sympathy. Danes fear that the strike will bring down the Socialist-Radical coalition Government led by Prime Minister Kampmann.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA96A1TICA5KXLBH3JQV8H4TKOW
    Media URN:
    VLVA96A1TICA5KXLBH3JQV8H4TKOW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:38:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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