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    Spain's seething labour unrest continued on Tuesday (13 January) with labour leaders claiming that 100,000 people had stopped work in the Madrid area alone.

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    Spain's seething labour unrest continued on Tuesday (13 January) with labour leaders claiming that 100,000 people had stopped work in the Madrid area alone.

    Reporters from the provinces spoke of widespread stoppages and demonstrations in the Barcelona region and the Basque area, with lesser agitation in other parts of the country.

    The Europa Press News Agency said about 10 people were arrested on Tuesday, most of them in the Getafe industrial belt, south of Madrid, where several factories have been shut due to strikes.

    An estimated 80,000 telephone workers walked off the job for about half an hour in Madrid, Barcelona and other northern towns, there were also stoppages by bank workers.

    No postal deliveries were made in the capital and postal workers are staging a sit-in at their headquarters.

    Building sites in the city are deserted and universities have been used as platforms for student demands.

    Spanish Government officials have been quoted as saying they "are concerned about leftist attempts to exploit labour unrest and disrupt law and order."
    SYNOPSIS: Spain's seething labour unrest continued with a wave of strikes in Madrid on Tuesday. Labour organisers claim a hundred-thousand people stopped work in the capital alone, while reporters from the provinces also indicate widespread stoppages.

    Bank workers remained of the job all day, and about eighty thousand telephone workers walked out for about half an hour in Madrid, Barcelona and other northern regions.

    The Europa News Agency said that about 10 people were arrested on Tuesday....most of them in the Getafe industrial belt, south of Madrid, where several factories have been closed because of strikes.

    There were no postal deliveries in Madrid and postal workers are staging a sit-in at their headquarters.

    Students are using universities as platforms to press their claims.

    Building sites are deserted....building workers were amongst the first the stage strikes.

    Spanish Government officials are quoted as being concerned at the "leftist attempts to exploit labour unrest."

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUDEXRNJUZ96IZ6RRBP8A9LVP
    Media URN:
    VLVACUDEXRNJUZ96IZ6RRBP8A9LVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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