• Short Summary

    A NEW MOVE IN EFFORTS TO END THE GENERAL STRIKE THAT HAS BROUGHT TENSION TO THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF SWAZILAND -- ON FRIDAY, CHIEF SOBHUZA ANNOUNCED THAT AN INTERMEDIARY APPOINTED BY HIM HAD NEGOTIATED A WAGE INCREASE WITH AUTHORITIES AT THE HAVELOCK ASBESTOS MINE.

  • Description

    A NEW MOVE IN EFFORTS TO END THE GENERAL STRIKE THAT HAS BROUGHT TENSION TO THE BRITISH PROTECTORATE OF SWAZILAND -- ON FRIDAY, CHIEF SOBHUZA ANNOUNCED THAT AN INTERMEDIARY APPOINTED BY HIM HAD NEGOTIATED A WAGE INCREASE WITH AUTHORITIES AT THE HAVELOCK ASBESTOS MINE.

    IT WAS A THREE-WEEK STRIKE AT THIS MINE, BY MINERS DEMANDING A BASIC WAGE OF GBP1 STERLING A DAY, THAT LED TO THE ALMOST COMPLETE STOPPAGE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.BRITISH TROOPS HAVE BEEN FLOWN IN FROM KENYA TO HELP IN EASING TENSION AND RESTORING ORDER.

    MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND SWAZIS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OFFICE AT LOBOMBA ABOUT 13 MILES FROM MBABANE, THE CAPITAL, TO HEAR THE CHIEF MAKE HIS ANNOUNCEMENT.THE CHIEF TOLD THE CROWD THAT IT WAS POSSIBLE THAT THE WORKERS AT THE MINE HAD APPROACHED THE MATTER IN THE WRONG WAY, THUS ALARMING PEOPLE.

    BEFORE HE SPOKE, THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER FROM MBABANE, MR.J.FAUX ADDRESSED THE CROWD, REMINDING THEM OF THE NEW LEGISLATION CURBING DEMONSTRATION SAND MAKING POSSESSION OF WEAPONS ILLEGAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEMWWK6Q1LMKM84GKL37IPX5TX
    Media URN:
    VLVAEMWWK6Q1LMKM84GKL37IPX5TX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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