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    BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
    INTRODUCTION: Argentina's largest labour union, dominated by Peronists, failed in its call for a national general strike on Wednesday (22 July) to protest against the policies of the country's military regime.

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    GV Traffic in street PULL BACK & PAN TO closed factories. 0.18
    GV More factories closed. (2 SHOTS) 0.32
    SV Construction worker on building site working, PULL BACK & PAN TO traffic in street, people walking. 0.42
    GV Traffic passing and taxi cabs. (2 SHOTS) 0.56
    GV Trains still moving. (2 SHOTS) 1.15

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    Background: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
    INTRODUCTION: Argentina's largest labour union, dominated by Peronists, failed in its call for a national general strike on Wednesday (22 July) to protest against the policies of the country's military regime. According to both government and independent sources only about 20 per cent of Argentina's estimated 4 million workers observed the day of protest.
    SYNOPSIS: Bus services ran and the streets were only slightly quieter than usual in the capital, Buenos Aires. Factories were closed in several southern industrial suburbs though in other parts of the city many stayed open. Some factories were closed because both management and workers agreed it would avoid inconvenience. In some cases workers in non-Peronist unions reported for work anyway.
    The Peronist-dominated General Confederation of Workers was demanding measures to revive productivity, raise salaries and restore the right to strike. It was to have been the first major show of union force since strikes were banned in 1976, when the military ousted the civilian government of Maria Peron.
    As it became obvious that the strike would not succeed, police began arresting union leaders involved. Eight members of the union's General Council were named on an arrest warrant. A government communique said the strike was a breach of national security laws.
    Source: REUTERS - JORGE CASAL

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEUSMDBL6V8CA3UY9BUGFJG3Z1
    Media URN:
    VLVAEUSMDBL6V8CA3UY9BUGFJG3Z1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/07/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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