• Short Summary

    THE NATION-WIDE STRIKE OF THE FRENCH COAL MINERS REACHED ITS TENTH DAY ON SUNDAY WITH NO SIGN OF SETTLEMENT.

  • Description

    THE NATION-WIDE STRIKE OF THE FRENCH COAL MINERS REACHED ITS TENTH DAY ON SUNDAY WITH NO SIGN OF SETTLEMENT.THE 200,000 MINERS ARE UNANIMOUS IN REFUSING TO OBEY THE GOVERNMENT'S ORDER TO RETURN TO WORK.

    LENS, IN NORTHERN FRANCE, IS ONE OF THE MANY FIELDS WHERE THE PITS ARE IDLE.IN THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE ENTRANCE TO THE MINE, THE STRIKERS CONGREGATE - TO HEAR THE LATEST NEWS OF SETTLEMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND TO ACT AS PICKETS.

    THE ONLY PEOPLE PASSING THROUGH THE GATES ARE ENGINEERS RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTENANCE.THE MINERS OF LENS RECEIVED A WINDFALL ON SUNDAY.THE WINE GROWERS OF THE MIDI ARE DONATED A TANKER LOAD OF WINE - 8,000 LITRES - TO THE STRIKERS.THE LOCAL PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM SWELLED THE SOLIDARITY FUND WHEN THEY DONATED THEIR PRIZE MONEY FOR THEIR VICTORY OVER A VISITING TEAM THE DAY BEFORE.

    THE MINERS ARE DEMANDING AN ELEVEN PER CENT PAY RISE, SHORTER HOURS, AND IMPROVED PENSION CONDITIONS.THE GOVERNMENT IS OFFERING A 5.77 PER CENT INCREASE.IT CONTENDS THAT THE AMOUNT THE MINERS WANT WOULD THREATEN THE BALANCE OF THE FRENCH ECONOMY, WHICH MONSIEUR GEORGES POMPIDOU, THE PRIME MINISTER, HAS SAID ALREADY SHOWS SIGNS OF INFLATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAE3LRGPEA50APFA54CVFF7AZ8P
    Media URN:
    VLVAE3LRGPEA50APFA54CVFF7AZ8P
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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