• Short Summary

    The unrest in London's Fleet Street -- centre of Britain's national newspaper industry -- continues as journalists from the "Daily Mirror" and "The Sun" have voted to continue their official strikes.

  • Description

    The unrest in London's Fleet Street -- centre of Britain's national newspaper industry -- continues as journalists from the "Daily Mirror" and "The Sun" have voted to continue their official strikes. A spokesman for the strikers said that they were preparing for a stoppage of a month.

    The discontent in Fleet Street follows the acceptance on Wednesday (30th December)-- in a ballot of 3,750 London and Manchester newspapermen--of a new pay deal negotiated between the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Newspaper Publishers' Association (NPA).

    This included a bitterly opposed 18-month "freeze" of house agreements reached with an individual newspaper company or group.

    Also being opposed is any formula which would worsen redundancy compensation.

    The strike comes at a time of considerable financial difficulty in Fleet Street. The "Daily Mail" and the "Daily Express" are reported to be considering a merger due to rising costs, and scores of journalists working for Associated Newspapers -- "The Mail", "The Sketch" and the "Evening News"--face redundancy in the next few weeks.

    A spokesman for the strikers warned of the seriousness of the dispute.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAGQ78FL22ZL8BMXN3ZNDGYMT6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAGQ78FL22ZL8BMXN3ZNDGYMT6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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