• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed - June 22 - the Amalgamated Press printing works at Northfleet, near Gravesend, brought to a standstill following the breakdown of negotiations between unions and employers in the nation-wide printing dispute.

  • Description

    Visnews filmed - June 22 - the Amalgamated Press printing works at Northfleet, near Gravesend, brought to a standstill following the breakdown of negotiations between unions and employers in the nation-wide printing dispute. Production of the national newspapers printed in London, and of certain others, continues. Unions claim that this is not a strike but a 'lock-out'.

    A joint st??? issued June 21 by the employers - British Federation of Master Printers and the Newspaper Society - referred to extravagant union claims that 900 firms had contracted out of the dispute by meeting the unions' demands, About 100 firms 2 1/2 per cent of the total involved - had given way to union pressure, and only one of these was of substantial size.

    Union spokesmen denied emphatically that there had been union pressure, said managements had been told of the unions' conditions for exemption, and left to make their decision.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9XGDYFNDHDK4S5QI1FQ03M13H
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XGDYFNDHDK4S5QI1FQ03M13H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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