• Short Summary

    Riot police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of lower-paid municipal employees, who had gathered outside the Nairobi City Hall on Tuesday.

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    Riot police used tear gas to disperse hundreds of lower-paid municipal employees, who had gathered outside the Nairobi City Hall on Tuesday. Labour leaders addressed the rally - called to protest wages.

    After an agreement was signed by City Council officials and union leaders on new wage rates and the payment of arrears, the men were urged to return to their duties. A Ministry of Labour official issued a warning that anyone who failed to return to work was committing an offence under the Trade Dispute Act.

    The men later ignored a union plea to return to work, apparently in protest at a suggestion that they would not receive arrears of pay due to them until 15 June.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABRQA0F8LYSW9I9JN5FFYWUHM
    Media URN:
    VLVAABRQA0F8LYSW9I9JN5FFYWUHM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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