• Short Summary

    FRENCH TRADE UNIONISTS HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL ACTION SINCE THE CRISIS OF LAST JUNE.?

  • Description

    FRENCH TRADE UNIONISTS HAVE LAUNCHED THEIR BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL ACTION SINCE THE CRISIS OF LAST JUNE. MEN AT FIVE RENAULT MOTOR FACTORIES IN NORTHERN FRANCE STAGED TOKEN STRIKES TODAY (THURSDAY).

    THE STRIKERS WERE PROTESTING AGAINST GOVERNMENT AUSTERITY MEASURES TO SAVE THE FRANC FROM DEVALUATION AND AT ALLEGED DELAYS BY THE RENAULT MANAGEMENT IN IMPLEMENTING PROMISES MADE DURING THE SETTLEMENT OF THE MAY-JUNE STRIKES.

    THERE WAS NO IMMEDIATE SIGN THAT TODAY'S BRIEF RENAULT STOPPAGES WOULD SET OFF A CHAIN REACTION SIMILAR TO THAT WHICH SHOOK FRENCH INDUSTRY AND THE NATION EARLIER THIS YEAR. AT THE RENAULT PLANT AT BILLANCOURT IN THE PARIS SUBURBS, THE STRIKERS RESERVED MOST OF THEIR ANGER FOR THE RENAULT MANAGEMENT RATHER THAN PROVOKING ANTI-GOVERNMENT FEELING. THE MAIN TRADE UNION SPEAKERS AT A MEETING HELD BY THE STRIKERS INSIDE THE FACTORY CALLED FOE WAGE RISES, A 40-HOUR WEEK AND OTHER BENEFITS, WITHOUT SINGLING OUT ANY GOVERNMENT MEMBERS. ABOUT 3-THOUSAND OF THE BILLANCOURT WORKERS LEFT THE FACTORY TO MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS FOR HALF AN HOUR. LENGTH OF STOPPAGES AT THE RENAULT FACTORIES VARIED FROM BETWEEN TOW AND FIVE HOURS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAHKGGXYUHMVQL6S5UK6P1CNDF
    Media URN:
    VLVAHKGGXYUHMVQL6S5UK6P1CNDF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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