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    BRITISH GUIANA'S 11-WEEK GENERAL STRIKE HAS BEEN SETTLED.THE COLONY'S PREMIER, DR CHEDDI JAGAN, SAID YESTERDAY?

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    BRITISH GUIANA'S 11-WEEK GENERAL STRIKE HAS BEEN SETTLED.THE COLONY'S PREMIER, DR CHEDDI JAGAN, SAID YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) THAT THE LOCAL TRADES UNION COUNCIL HAD FINALLY ACCEPTED HIS BACK-TO-WORK PROPOSALS.WORK IS DUE TO RESUME TOMORROW.

    THE STRIKE HAS FORMED THE BACKGROUND TO WORSENING INTER-RACIAL STRIFE BETWEEN NEGROS AND INDIANS.BRITISH TROOPS IN THE COLONY WERE REINFORCED LAST WEEK BY UNITS OF GREENJACKETS FLOWN FROM BRITAIN.

    FILMED ARE BRITISH TROOPS AND LOCAL POLICE ON PATROL IN GEORGETOWN, THE CAPITAL, AND PLAISANCE TO PREVENT FURTHER OUTBREAKS OF RACIAL VIOLENCE.ALSO SHOWN ARE ROAD BLOCKS SET UP TO SEARCH VEHICLES AND PASSERS-BY AFTER SHOPS HAD BEEN LOOTED DURING DISTURBANCES.

    THE MASS STOPPAGE WAS SPARKED OFF BY A CONTROVERSIAL LABOUR RELATIONS BILL.THE T.U.C.CLAIMED THE BILL WAS AIMED AT GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE TRADE UNION MOVEMENT.BUT THE GOVERNMENT HELD THAT IT WAS MEANT TO ENSURE THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO DECIDED BY SECRET BALLOT WHICH UNIONS MUST REPRESENT THEM AND BE RECOGNIZED BY THE EMPLOYERS.

    THE BILL LAPSED WHEN PARLIAMENTARY WAS PROROGUED LAST MONTH.BOTH SIDES IN THE LABOUR DISPUTE HAVE AGREED THAT THE STRIKE PERIOD WILL NOT BE REGARDED AS A BREAK IN SERVICE AND THAT THERE WILL BE NO VICTIMIZATION ON EITHER SIDE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOA0ZR3V5ZNSYAITDOQI7MGNK
    Media URN:
    VLVADOA0ZR3V5ZNSYAITDOQI7MGNK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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