• Short Summary

    THOUSANDS OF WORKERS IN BRITISH GUIANA HAVE RETURNED TO WORK AFTER THE 80-DAY GENERAL STRIKE.?

  • Description

    1.
    CU JAGAN SIGNING (IN SPORT SHIRT)
    0.08

    2.
    CU WILLIS SIGNS.
    0.19

    3.
    SV JAGAN SEATED.
    0.24

    4.
    SV THREE MEN - ISHMAEL, WILLIS AND JAGAN -
    0.30

    5.
    SV ISHMAEL, WILLIS AND JAGAN - ISHMAEL AND JAGAN SHAKE HANDS.
    0.38



    Initials JT/N/WS/GH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THOUSANDS OF WORKERS IN BRITISH GUIANA HAVE RETURNED TO WORK AFTER THE 80-DAY GENERAL STRIKE. INDUSTRY IS EXPECTED TO RESUME NORMAL PRODUCTION NEXT WEEK. THE AGREEMENT ENDING THE STOPPAGE WAS SIGNED LAST WEEKEND IN GEORGETOWN, THE CAPITAL.

    IT WAS SIGNED BY DR. CHEDDI JAGAN, THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. ROBERT WILLIS, OF THE BRITISH TRADES UNION CONGRESS WHO MEDIATED THE DISPUTE, AND MR. ROBERT ISHMAEL, PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH GUIANA TRADES UNION COUNCIL.

    DR. JAGAN PROMISED HE WOULD NOT INTRODUCE HIS CONTROVERSIAL LABOUR RELATIONS BILL, WHICH STARTED THE STRIKE -- THE UNIONS CLAIMING THE BILL WOULD PUT THEM UNDER GOVERNMENT CONTROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACILIWAPS0MWEWWP8N58BQ9937
    Media URN:
    VLVACILIWAPS0MWEWWP8N58BQ9937
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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