• Short Summary

    While goods pile up on the dockside and shipping lies idle in Copenhagen harbour, about 3,000 of the 140,000 seamen and transport workers on strike gathered outside Christiansborg Castle protesting against any state interference with their right to strike.

  • Description

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    GV Merchandise stacked on dockside.
    0.05

    2.
    LV Idle ship at dockside.
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    3.
    LV Lifter moving on dockside.
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    4.
    LV Ship PAN to timber on dockside.
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    5.
    CU Timber on dockside.
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    6.
    CU Boxes of tin milk.
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    7.
    LV Tyres on quayside.
    0.30

    8.
    LV Government building - Christiansberg Castle.
    0.34

    9.
    LV Crowd gathered outside building.
    0.38

    10.
    SV Demonstrators with banners.
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    11.
    LV Demonstrators sitting round monument.
    0.47

    12.
    GV Speaker addressing crowd.
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    13.
    SIDE V.. Speaker addressing crowd.
    0.57

    14.
    LV Ditto.
    1.01

    15.
    GV PAN of mass crowd.
    1.07



    Initials TDH/V/JH/MMcG TDH/V/JH/AW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: While goods pile up on the dockside and shipping lies idle in Copenhagen harbour, about 3,000 of the 140,000 seamen and transport workers on strike gathered outside Christiansborg Castle protesting against any state interference with their right to strike.

    A proposal by the Opposition that the strike, affecting workers in transport and metallurgical industries, should be ended through compulsory arbitration or by giving the State Mediator's draft settlement the force of law, was rejected. Parliament instead passed a resolution calling on employers and trade unions to resume negotiations and settle the dispute amongst themselves.

    The strike, in support of demands for higher wages and other benefits, is in its third day, and workers in other trades may stop work soon if no settlement is reached. About three-quarters of the engineering industry is affected.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAMI7LOO3BMQ7Q8SKSC1QHOQ1O
    Media URN:
    VLVAAMI7LOO3BMQ7Q8SKSC1QHOQ1O
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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