• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST MINES IN THE WORLD - AT MT. ISA, IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA?

  • Description

    ONE OF THE BIGGEST MINES IN THE WORLD - AT MT. ISA, IN QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA - WHICH HAS BEEN STILLED SINCE LAST DECEMBER BY A WAGE DISPUTE, WILL SHUT DOWN COMPLETELY TONIGHT (THURSDAY). THE MOVE WILL BE A SEVERE BLOW TO THE COUNTRY'S ECONOMY, FOR THE MINE YIELDS GBPA1-MILLION (GBP800,000 STERLING) WORTH OF MINERALS FROM ITS COPPER, LEAD AND ZINC WORKINGS EACH WEEK.

    THE CLOSE DOWN DECISION CAME AFTER A VOTE LAST SUNDAY BY THE 800 STRIKING MINERS NOT TO RETURN TO WORK. IN A STATEMENT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SAID ALL OPERATIONS, INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS, WOULD STOP ON THURSDAY NIGHT BRINGING THE MINE TO A STANDSTILL. THE MOVE FOLLOWS THE FAILURE OF THE DISPUTING PARTIES TO AGREE ON THE QUESTION OF WHETHER THE UNOFFICIAL MINERS' LEADER, PAT MACKIE SHOULD BE RE-EMPLOYED.

    BEFORE THE DISPUTE BEGAN LAST AUGUST, MT. ISA WAS A THRIVING INDUSTRIAL CENTRE, ATTRACTING WORKERS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE CONTINENT. THE MINE SHUTDOWN BEGAN ON DECEMBER 15TH. THE ENTIRE DISPUTE IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE CUT AUSTRALIA'S EXPORT EARNINGS BY MORE THAN GBPA5-MILLION (GBP4-MILLION STERLING).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9XQ5GTJV51FR0BOBUEISJ7K82
    Media URN:
    VLVA9XQ5GTJV51FR0BOBUEISJ7K82
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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