A 24 hour general strike yesterday (Friday, September the 9th) brought Argentina and its capital of Buenos Aires almost to a standstill.
GV People in street - Bueno Aires
SV & CU Closes shops (5 shots)
GV & SV Tall building under construction (3 shots)
GV Pan buses stationary at roadside (2 shots)
GV Railway station people on platform and empty trains (3 shots)
LV Lorries outside dock gates
GV Ships at wharf side and cranes (5 shots)
Initials JB/PN/OS/024 JB/PN/OS/045
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Background: A 24 hour general strike yesterday (Friday, September the 9th) brought Argentina and its capital of Buenos Aires almost to a standstill.
Some buses and trains ran skeleton services and some offices in Buenos aires stayed open, but the port and most of the city was silent and deserted.
The strike was called by the General Labour Confederation in support of wage claims and the return of collective bargaining which was suppressed in March 1967 when wages were frozen as part of sweeping measures to stabilise the economy.
The General Labour Confederation claimed the strikes were passive and generally peaceful throughout the country.
Industry areas, including the car manufacturing city of Cordoba, came to a halt as workers walked out.
The Confederation said it was planning a further 10-hour stoppage later this month and a 36 hour stoppage in November to back its claims.