• Short Summary

    GARBAGE PILED HIGH IN THE STREETS OF ATHENS AS A WAVE OF STRIKES SWEPT GREECE, PARALYSING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES.

  • Description

    GARBAGE PILED HIGH IN THE STREETS OF ATHENS AS A WAVE OF STRIKES SWEPT GREECE, PARALYSING TELECOMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND MUNICIPAL SERVICES. ABOUT 150,000 PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED, DEMANDING HIGHER WAGES AND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS.

    ARMY TRUCKS ARE RUNNING SHUTTLE SERVICES IN ATHENS, REPLACING BUSES AND TROLLEYS TAKEN OFF THE ROADS BECAUSE OF THE STRIKES.

    AT THE SAME TIME, NORMAL MUNICIPAL SERVICES REMAINED IDLE BECAUSE OF THE STRIKE OF MORE THAN 50,000 PUBLIC EMPLOYEES. BAKERS HAVE STOPPED WORK FOR MORE MONEY AND SOLDIERS AND POLICE ARE BAKING BREAD. AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, TOO, HAVE STOPPED WORK, AS HAVE VETERINARY SURGEONS AND CIVIL ENGINEERS.

    THE PILING GARBAGE AND A STRIKE OF GRAVEDIGGERS - LEAVING RELATIVES TO DIG GRAVES FOR THEIR DEAD - ARE BEGINNING TO PRESENT THE COUNTRY WITH A SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEM.

    AT ATHENS TOWN HALL, SPOKESMEN TODAY (27TH JANUARY) DESCRIBED THE SITUATION AS "DESPERATE".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC5KB61NL6F3ZAQ50MB7JP7U5W
    Media URN:
    VLVAC5KB61NL6F3ZAQ50MB7JP7U5W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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