East African Railway chief, J.R. Farquharson, has a double strike on his hands..... and Uganda?
GV. Kampala station
GV. Train away
LV. PAN.. train passing
SV. European and Asian train crews
CU. African passengers in train
LV. Train pulls away
LV. PAN.. marshalling yard
SV. PAN.. cars and tankers in yard
LV. Men filling train with water
SV. Asian's hand-signal
CU. Europeans hand-signal
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Background: East African Railway chief, J.R. Farquharson, has a double strike on his hands..... and Uganda might soon be crippled by a general strike. At present the Uganda section of the railways is working near-normally, Nov. 24. White and Asian volunteers are helping to break the strike of African workers.
Trains are running more or less to schedule and Lake Victoria steamer services are satisfactory.
Talks between management and Railway African Union broke down, Nov. 23. The strikers have been out since Nov. 20 over a wage claim.
Union leader H.M. Luande said: "We are prepared to stay out indefinitely." And the Uganda TUC has threatened to call a general strike on Nov. 27 unless the 6,000 African railway workers get satisfaction from the East African Railways.
Tom Mboya, general-secretary of Kenya's Federation of Labour, announced that all Kenya transport and dock workers would be called out in sympathy on Dec. 2 unless the 23,000 Kenya African railway workers, on strike since Nov. 12, have their demands met. They insist on an inquiry into grievances against a building superintendent - refused earlier by the management - and wage increases and working condition improvements.