• Short Summary

    Pickets at Britain's strike-hit Ford Motor Company factory in Dagenham were visited on Wednesday (March 24) by several trade unionists attending the International Metal Workers Conference in London.

  • Description

    Pickets at Britain's strike-hit Ford Motor Company factory in Dagenham were visited on Wednesday (March 24) by several trade unionists attending the International Metal Workers Conference in London. The trade union leaders from the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, France and Belgium, said they went to Dagenham as a gesture of support for the Ford workers - now in their eighth week of a strike for more money.

    There were calls for more control by national Governments over the operations of major international companies such as Ford. The international gathering of unionists were particularly concerned about what they regarded as threats made by Mr Henry Ford to divert investment from Britain until labour relations were more stable in the company's British plants.

    Among the visitors was Mr Leonard Woodcock leader of the United States motor workers union, who wished the strikers luck - and promised support for the strike if necessary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9WE1QBMJBYCABZAX384QR15MG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9WE1QBMJBYCABZAX384QR15MG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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