Since the strike wave subsided by yesterday evening, NBC acquired copy of the film shot by local television station TUPI.
EVENTS IN RIO DE JANEIRO DURING A WAVE OF STRIKES BY LABOUR UNIONS.
NOTE: FILM IS GRAINY AND DIRTY; QUALITY MADE SYNDICATION FROM NEW YORK INADVISABLE.
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Background: Since the strike wave subsided by yesterday evening, NBC acquired copy of the film shot by local television station TUPI. It is a PRINT POSITIVE FOTON UNPROCESSED - 40 feet are aside for testing quality, etc. The 200 feet are divided in six different items. The Second item - statement made by the President, Joao Goulart, has soundtrack (Following part translation of parts of script given by TV Tupi.
President Joao Goulart is, at the moment, using the Summer Official Palace in Petropolis, neighbouring city (1 hour drive from Rio) in State of Rio de Janeiro.)
...at the Rio Negro Palace (Black River Palace) in Petropolis, syndicate leaders leave the Palace after confering with President Goulart saying that the President would take action with energy in order to normalize the gas supply of the city of Rio. He even mentioned a Federal intervention in the Gas Company in order to solve the problem.
After receiving the syndicate leaders of Guanabars, the President made the following statement to the reporters concerning the reinvidications of the workers: "With regard to the 13th salary the government has sent a message to the National Congress. Concerning the employees of the social pensions institutes I've instructed the Ministry of Labor to recommend the National Department of Social Pensions and their collegiate within their legal attributions and possibility of funds to examine each casa with the most interest and urgency in order to comply with the demands of the workers."
For three days the population of Guanabara suffers the consequence of such unheard strike of essential services such as the gas supply. Part of the city is also deprived of electricity. Rio is partially isolated from the rest of the country due to the strike in the Telephone Company which hinders the long distance service.
On the second day of strike another strike - DCT - Post Office - started which is a federal public service. The employees demand payment of the 13th salary. In this way they join the other strikers paralyzing the activity of vital departments for the security and economy of the country. Also in strike is the Departmento Nacional de Estradas de Rodagem (National Department of Highways) another federal department there the employees demand also the payment of the 13th salary. For the same reason closed their doors.