• Short Summary

    More than one million workers in Britain went on strike today (Thursday March 18) in protest at the Government's proposed Industrial Relations Bill, which seeks to halt unofficial strikes.

  • Description

    More than one million workers in Britain went on strike today (Thursday March 18) in protest at the Government's proposed Industrial Relations Bill, which seeks to halt unofficial strikes. At the same time as industries throughout the country ground to a halt in the one-day stoppage, the Trades Union Congress -- grouping 150 unions and representing 10 million workers -- voted for a policy of non-co-operation and persuasion against the Government and industrial management. They rejected, however, militants' demands that further paralysing one-day general strikes should take place.

    Our coverage shows scenes outside the T.U.C. meeting today, intercut with general sequence showing the effects of the strike. It includes a good speech by Vic Feather, General Secretary of the T.U.C.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC21ZTOBP1S0V12VFVTIERH1RW
    Media URN:
    VLVAC21ZTOBP1S0V12VFVTIERH1RW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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