• Short Summary

    Workers at the giant Fiat car factory and other firms staged a three-hour strike in Turin on Wednesday (17 February) to protest the laying off of more than 40,000 workers in Fiat, Lancia and Pininfarina plants.

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    Workers at the giant Fiat car factory and other firms staged a three-hour strike in Turin on Wednesday (17 February) to protest the laying off of more than 40,000 workers in Fiat, Lancia and Pininfarina plants.

    Visnews stringer cameraman Emmanuele Buttice filmed the activity at the Fiat plant as well as a march through the city organized by the three main trade union confederations to draw attention to plastics workers' demands for a new labour contract.

    SYNOPSIS: The giant Fiat car factory in Turin was quiet for part of Wednesday when workers staged a three-hour strike. They were protesting the laying off of more than 40,000 workers in Fiat, Lancia and Pininfarina plants.

    According to Fiat, just over five per cent of their workers joined the stoppage.

    Meanwhile, about 6,000 people marched through Turin's streets in rallies organised by the three main trade union confederations to draw attention to the demands of workers in the plastics industry for a new labour contract. Turin wasn't the only Italian city to be hit by strikes on Wednesday. Textile workers all over the country staged a one-hour stoppage to protest over the non-implementation of a new labour contract. In Rome, administrative workers in the Education Ministry continued a four-day strike together with local education directors to back their demands for more staff.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9SI2Y52L7NZ3U99FFYZD48K7H
    Media URN:
    VLVA9SI2Y52L7NZ3U99FFYZD48K7H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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