• Short Summary

    PARIS, IN COMMON WITH MUCH OF FRANCE, HAS STARTED THE LONG GRIND BACK TO NORMALITY AFTER A THREE WEEK STRIKE.

  • Description

    PARIS, IN COMMON WITH MUCH OF FRANCE, HAS STARTED THE LONG GRIND BACK TO NORMALITY AFTER A THREE WEEK STRIKE. MOST OF THE POPULATION SEEMED HAPPY TO RESUME WORK AFTER THEIR UNSCHEDULED HOLIDAY BUT SOME MILITANT UNIONISTS AND STUDENTS ARE STILL ATTEMPTING TO STOP FRANCE FROM FUNCTIONING AGAIN. THE RETURN TO WORK IN THE FRENCH CAPITAL TODAY (THURSDAY) WAS MOST APPARENT IN THE RAILWAYS, PUBLIC TRANSPORT, POST OFFICES, DEPARTMENT STORES AND THE AIRPORTS. HOWEVER, STAFF OF AIR FRANCE ARE STILL ON STRIKE.

    HUGE PILES OF RUBBISH WERE STILL BEING CLEARED FROM PARIS STREETS, JOURNALISTS AT THE STATE-OWNED RADIO AND TELEVISION ORGANISATION, ORTF, ARE STILL ON STRIKE AND A DEMONSTRATION WAS HELD OUTSIDE ORTF'S HEADQUARTERS TODAY. AMONG THOSE TAKING PART WERE FILM STARS JULIETTE GRECO AND MICHEL PICCOLI. AND AT THE FAMOUS FOLIES BERGERE, THE SHOWGIRLS ARE REFUSING TO GO BACK TO WORK. THEY SAY THEY WANT MORE MONEY AND BETTER FACILITIES.

    SYNOPSIS: RAILWAY FREIGHT SERVIES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO COPE WITH A HUGE BACKLOG OF FREIGHT BUT THE PASSENGER SERVICES ARE WORKING.

    THE RETURN TO WORK WAS MOST APPARENT IN THE BANKS, POST OFFICES AND DEPARTMENT STORES...

    OVERSEAS AIR PASSENGER SERVICES ARE STARTING TO FLOW IN AND OUT OF FRANCE ALTHOUGH THE BIGGEST FRENCH AIR-CARRIER, AIR FRANCE IS STILL STRIKEBOUND. THE AIRLINE'S STEWARDS AND HOSTESSES HAVE VOTED NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK.

    ONE BIG PROBLEM IN PARIS WAS THE COLLECTION OF REFUSE. HUGE PILES OF GARBAGE GREW HIGHER AND HIGHER AS THE STRIKE CONTINUED AND THE CITY'S DUSTMEN HAVE THEIR WORK REALLY CUT OUT.

    AT THE STATE TELEVISION AND RADIO NETWORK, JOURNALISTS ARE STILL STRIKING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADHJ4WV80R7UP76J2JNV2SS5HW
    Media URN:
    VLVADHJ4WV80R7UP76J2JNV2SS5HW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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