• Short Summary

    Post Office workers strike over loss in overtime pay with protest rally in Hyde Park.

  • Description

    No titles. Post Office strike.


    Several shots of striking Post Office workers marching down Oxford Street. Angle shot of Post Office, pan down to closed doors. C/U of placard reading 'Good Pay and Prospects - As a Postman'. Commentator explains they are striking over the loss in overtime pay for workers now that a new relay machine has been introduced - the 10 shillings compensation pay is not enough.

    General view of closed Charing Cross Post Office. C/U of closed doors. Several shots of pickets outside Mount Pleasant Post Office. C/U of notice, 'We Demand a Fair Deal'. C/U of poster, "Blame the Post Office - Not Us". Shots of accumulated mail bags stacked up in shed.

    Various shots of marchers arriving in Hyde Park for the protest rally. Shot of women telephonists watching the marchers arrive. M/S of a group of policemen. Several shots of mass of marchers, men and women, with banners assembled. M/S of child sitting on pram with notice, "Wife Gone to Work".

    L/S of speaker on platform addressing crowds. C/U of Tom Jackson, General Secretary of the Post Office Workers Union. General view of a mass of PO workers holding up banners.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:29:56:00 / 01:31:18:00

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