• Short Summary

    STRIKERS AND STUDENTS SCUFFLED WITH POLICE IN ROME TODAY (THURSDAY) AS INDUSTRIES ACROSS ITALY GROUND TO A HALT IN A WAVE OF 24-HOUR STOPPAGES.

  • Description

    STRIKERS AND STUDENTS SCUFFLED WITH POLICE IN ROME TODAY (THURSDAY) AS INDUSTRIES ACROSS ITALY GROUND TO A HALT IN A WAVE OF 24-HOUR STOPPAGES. THE STRIKES, FOR HIGHER STATE PENSIONS, WERE MAINLY IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND HIT THE FACTORIES HARDEST.

    THE STRIKES, CALLED BY THE THREE MAJOR TRADE UNION FEDERATIONS IN ITALY, USHER IN ONE OF THE WORST PERIODS OF LABOUR UNREST IN ITALY FOR 20 YEARS. THEY COME IN THE MIDST OF A POLITICAL CRISIS AND FOLLOW DISASTROUS FLOODS IN NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN ITALY WHICH HAVE ALREADY CAUSED SERIOUS DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL ECONOMY.

    IN ROME, SCUFFLES BROKE OUT WHEN A GROUP OF STUDENTS ATTENDING A MEETING OF ABOUT 4,000 STRIKERS CALLED FOR A MARCH THROUGH THE CITY. CLASHES BROKE OUT WHEN POLICE TRIED TO STOP THE MARCH AND FIVE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED AND ONE POLICEMAN INJURED.

    THE STRIKERS WANT THE STATE PENSION INCREASED FROM THE PRESENT 18,000 LIRE (GBP12 STERLING) A MONTH TO AT LEAST 25,000 LIRE (GBP17 STERLING) A MONTH. THE ISSUE DIRECTLY AFFECTS ABOUT 20,000,000 WORKERS AND 8,000,000 RETIRED PEOPLE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9ZARSK4QJR94LQ8S5WGGRXW1F
    Media URN:
    VLVA9ZARSK4QJR94LQ8S5WGGRXW1F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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