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    CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South Africans stopped work for half an hour on Thursday (11 February) to pay tribute to Dr.

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    1. GV ZOOM Woman holding placard reading "Release detainees alive now" (2 shots) 0.11
    2. GV PAN Coloured workers on their way back from work 0.17
    3. CU PULL BACK GV Group of workers holding posters with photograph of Neil Aggett and slogan: "Neil Aggett died in detention" (2 shots) 0.39
    4. GV ZOOM IN Workers outside I & J Frozen Foods factory standing idle (2 shots) 0.57
    5. SVs Workers walking out through factory gate (2 shots) 1.20
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    Background: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

    Thousands of South Africans stopped work for half an hour on Thursday (11 February) to pay tribute to Dr. Neil Aggett, the white trade union leader found dead in his cell a week earlier (5 February). Dr. Aggett was the Transvaal Secretary of the African Food and Canning Workers' Union, which, along with other unions, had called for the stoppage as part of a day of mourning. South African employers responded sympathetically to the stoppage: Workers were not to lose pay, although in some instances, they were required to make up for lost time during their lunch-break. Mr. Dave Lewis, general secretary of the General Workers' Union, said the workers' action was not directed at employers, who held no responsibility for Dr. Aggett's death. People demonstrated peacefully. Dr. Aggett gave up medicine late last year to dedicate himself to union work in a country where black unions have only recently been made legal.

    Source: REUTERS - MIKE GAVSHON

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MKDZ6RIZ9XAEXO84C8P6S0G6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MKDZ6RIZ9XAEXO84C8P6S0G6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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