• Short Summary

    AN INDEFINITE STRIKE OF MORE THAN 30,000 EMPLOYEES OF THE BOMBAY MUNICIPALITY HAS DISORGANISED THE CITY.

  • Description

    AN INDEFINITE STRIKE OF MORE THAN 30,000 EMPLOYEES OF THE BOMBAY MUNICIPALITY HAS DISORGANISED THE CITY.IT BEGAN ON SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT OVER A UNION DEMAND FOR AN INCREASED COST-OF-LIVING ALLOWANCE.SOME HOSPITAL WORKERS HAVE GONE BACK BUT REPORTS TODAY (WEDNESDAY) INDICATE THAT MOST OF THE STRIKERS ARE STILL OUT.

    THE GOVERNMENT REACTED SHARPLY TO THE WALKOUT.IT ORDERED HOME GUARD UNITS INTO BOMBAY AND ISSUED A SPECIAL ORDER DECLARING THE STRIKE ILLEGAL.THIS WAS DONE, IT SAID, TO MAINTAIN SUPPLIES AND SERVICES "ESSENTIAL TO THE LIFE OF THE COMMUNITY." STRIKERS NOW FACE PENALTIES OF HEAVY FINES AND JAIL TERMS UP TO THREE YEARS.TO-DATE ABOUT 400 HAVE BEEN ARRESTED.

    THE HOME GUARD IS BEING USED TO CLEAR GARBAGE FROM THE STREETS; TO HELP IN HOSPITALS; TO KEEP THE CITY'S WATER SUPPLY FLOWING AND TO GUARD STRATEGIC AREAS IN THE CITY.THEY HAVE BEEN JOINED BY HUNDREDS OF VOLUNTEERS IN AN URGENT BID TO KEEP THE CITY MOVING.

    IT IS THE FOURTH MAJOR STRIKE BY BOMBAY'S CIVIC EMPLOYEES IN SIX YEARS.MEANWHILE, THE GOVERNMENT HAS CALLED ON THE STRIKERS' LEADERS TO REFER THE DISPUTE TO "ARBITRATION".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEY5XH40RD9FL33JNWVU5N14VS
    Media URN:
    VLVAEY5XH40RD9FL33JNWVU5N14VS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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