• Short Summary

    EIGHTEEN BANK CLERKS DISMISSED FOR LEADING A TWO-MONTH OLD STRIKE OF 9,000 BANK EMPLOYEES BEGAN A HUNGER STRIKE EARLY THIS WEEK INSIDE MONTEVIDEO'S CATHEDRAL.

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    EIGHTEEN BANK CLERKS DISMISSED FOR LEADING A TWO-MONTH OLD STRIKE OF 9,000 BANK EMPLOYEES BEGAN A HUNGER STRIKE EARLY THIS WEEK INSIDE MONTEVIDEO'S CATHEDRAL. THE DISPUTE HAS CRIPPLED MUCH OF URUGUAY'S COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY.

    THE GROUP ISSUED A STATEMENT SAYING THEY HAD ADOPTED A POSITION ON NON-VIOLENCE AND SELF-SACRIFICE AS "A SYMBOL OF THE RESISTANCE OF AN ENTIRE UNION WHICH ASPIRES TO LIVE DECENTLY AND HONOURABLY IN OUR SOCIETY". A SPOKESMAN FOR ARCHBISHOP CARLOS PARTELLI SAID CHURCH AUTHORITIES WOULD TAKE NO ACTION AND WOULD NOT ASK FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE PROTESTERS. LAST MONTH THE URUGUAYAN GOVERNMENT OVERRULED PARLIAMENT AND SAID IT WAS TREATING AS MILITARY DESERTERS THE BANK CLERKS WHO REFUSED TO END THEIR STRIKE. IN ORDER TO DO THIS THE GOVERNMENT "MILITARIZED" OR PLACED UNDER MILITARY LAW THE COUNTRY'S PRIVATE BANKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA1U7WN0KQZX5VQS4AWFD8HQZ1
    Media URN:
    VLVAA1U7WN0KQZX5VQS4AWFD8HQZ1
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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