• Short Summary

    Several hundred thousand workers staged a 24-hour general strike in Rome on Tuesday (24 February) to protest against Italy's rising unemployment.

  • Description

    Several hundred thousand workers staged a 24-hour general strike in Rome on Tuesday (24 February) to protest against Italy's rising unemployment.

    Industry, commerce and public transport in the city virtually came to a halt as the workers demanded that the government take action to lower Italy's unemployment figures which currently stand at 1,200,000.

    Union spokesmen claim that a million workers stayed away from their jobs, but authorities said the stoppage was less than effective in government industries and public service sectors.

    Large rallies were staged at various points throughout the city, culminating with a mass march through the streets of the central business district.

    The stoppage, organised by Rome's three major unions, was the first large scale protest against the country's new minority government headed by Christian Democrat Prime Minister Aldo Moro. The government received a vote of confidence from the Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) on Saturday (21 February).

    SYNOPSIS: Although the demonstrations were all large and vocal, no disturbances were reported.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACYFBGBKBLIQS0XVQ8G1BMR4F8
    Media URN:
    VLVACYFBGBKBLIQS0XVQ8G1BMR4F8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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