• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: Air traffic into and out of the three main international airports in Paris, France, came to a halt on Friday (18 March) during a strike by firemen.

  • Description

    INTRODUCTION: Air traffic into and out of the three main international airports in Paris, France, came to a halt on Friday (18 March) during a strike by firemen. Under airport safety regulations, firemen must be in attendance.

    SYNOPSIS: The flights were suspended after the firemen went on strike in an overtime dispute. A Concorde was among the aircraft grounded by the move.

    Airlines had been warned that their aircraft would take off and land a their own risk. The strike arose when firemen protested against plans to increase their staff for security reasons. They said the move would mean a substantial cut in their overtime payments. It wasn't until Saturday that traffic returned to normal. Airport authorities said they had reached a settlement with the striking firemen. Details of the settlement were not available.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADST67QD8BFR10QCZ9UHAJ2LH1
    Media URN:
    VLVADST67QD8BFR10QCZ9UHAJ2LH1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/03/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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