• Short Summary

    STRIKING AIR CONTROL STAFF BROUGHT ORLY AIRPORT IN PARIS - NORMALLY ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN EUROPE - TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL TODAY (WEDNESDAY.) MOST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS WERE DIVERTED TO SWISS OR BELGIAN AIRPORTS.

  • Description

    STRIKING AIR CONTROL STAFF BROUGHT ORLY AIRPORT IN PARIS - NORMALLY ONE OF THE BUSIEST IN EUROPE - TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL TODAY (WEDNESDAY.) MOST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS WERE DIVERTED TO SWISS OR BELGIAN AIRPORTS.

    THE STRIKE, WHICH IS IN ITS SECOND DAY, WAS NOT A COMPLETE SUCCESS, AS A FEW DOMESTIC FLIGHTS WERE ABLE TO BE TURNED ROUND.

    SCORES OF PEOPLE ARRIVED AT ORLY IN THE HOPE THAT THEIR FLIGHT MIGHT BE OPERATING. PILES OF LUGGAGE BUILT UP AS THE NUMBER OF HOPEFUL PASSENGERS INCREASED DURING THE DAY.

    THE STOPPAGE, WHICH HAS BEEN CALLED FOR AN INDEFINITE PERIOD, FOLLOWED THREATENED DISCIPLINARY MEASURES AGAINST AN OFFICER WHO TOOK PART IN AN EARLIER STRIKE. BUT IT BRINGS TO A HEAD THE LONG-STANDING STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT AND AIR CONTROLLERS OVER PAY AND CONDITIONS.

    THE GOVERNMENT'S REACTION HAS BEEN TO TABLE A BILL IN PARLIAMENT OUTLAWING STRIKES IN AIR CONTROL SERVICES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAMTKBKWE02F5SWQD0APREFM5S
    Media URN:
    VLVAMTKBKWE02F5SWQD0APREFM5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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