• Short Summary

    CEYLON'S 500 TRADE UNIONS ARE CONTEMPLATING A GENERAL STRIKE IN SUPPORT OF A PAY CLAIM AND THEIR DEMAND FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN A STOPPAGE LAST YEAR.

  • Description

    CEYLON'S 500 TRADE UNIONS ARE CONTEMPLATING A GENERAL STRIKE IN SUPPORT OF A PAY CLAIM AND THEIR DEMAND FOR THE WITHDRAWAL OF DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST THOSE WHO TOOK PART IN A STOPPAGE LAST YEAR. AS PART OF THEIR CAMPAIGN, THE UNIONS STAGED A MASS RALLY IN COLOMBO'S HYDE PARK, ON SUNDAY.

    THE MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS OF COLOMBO WHICH PRECEDED THE RALLY WAS LED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, HEADED BY DR. N.M. PERERA (A FORMER FINANCE MINISTER), MR. PIETER KEUNEMAN AND MR. LAKSHMAN JAYAKODY.

    A DECISION ON A GENERAL STRIKE WILL BE TAKEN AT THE END OF TALKS WHICH ARE CURRENTLY BEING HELD WITH CEYLON'S PRIME MINISTER, DUDLEY SENANAYAKE.

    THERE ARE SIGNS OF DISAGREEMENT ON THE MATTER AMONG THE UNIONS - CHIEFLY OVER THE TIMING OF ANY STOPPAGE. THE MORE MILITANT FEEL THAT AN IMMEDIATE DECISION OUGHT TO BE TAKEN, AND A DATE SET; OTHERS, THAT NO TIME OUGHT TO BE FIXED BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF ORGANISATIONAL WORK STILL TO BE DONE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAGFAGNND17YXK0DMJ6H78D77Y
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGFAGNND17YXK0DMJ6H78D77Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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