• Short Summary

    MOST OF FRANCE'S QUARTER OF A MILLION MINERS IN THE NATIONALISED COAL INDUSTRY WENT ON STRIKE TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    LV DESERTED GATES TO MINE
    0.03

    2.
    SV MINER READS STRIKE NOTICE, WALKS OFF
    0.08

    3.
    SV PAN STOP SIGN TO PITHEAD
    0.11

    4.
    SCU PITHEAD
    0.13

    5.
    GV STRIKERS OUTSIDE MINE GATES
    0.16

    6.
    CU MINER
    0.18

    7.
    SCU MINER
    0.21

    8.
    LV PAN DOWN DESERTED MINE
    0.27

    9.
    LV MINERS WALK DOWN STREET
    0.30



    Initials JRG/S/MGT/LW JRG/S/MGT/EEH



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: MOST OF FRANCE'S QUARTER OF A MILLION MINERS IN THE NATIONALISED COAL INDUSTRY WENT ON STRIKE TODAY (FRIDAY).THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT IN A TRIAL OF STRENGTH ORDERED POLICE INTO THE COAL FIELDS, WITH ORDER TO GAOL OR FINE ANYONE NOT BACK AT WORK ON MONDAY.THE MINERS SAY THEIR CLAIMS FOR MORE PAY AND SHORTER HOURS HAVE BEEN TREATED WITH CONTEMPT BY THE GOVERNMENT.THE UNION TO WHICH MOST OF THE MINERS BELONG IS COMMUNIST-LED.

    IT'S CALLED A 48-HOUR STRIKE TO BE PROLONGED IF NECESSARY.

    THE OTHER TWO MINERS' UNIONS HAVE CALLED FOR AN INDEFINITE STRIKE, DESPITE THE GOVERNMENT'S ACTION AND WARNING OF REQUISITIONING THE MINERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7SVOSGHI7MTV63AX2CS9HQFJE
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SVOSGHI7MTV63AX2CS9HQFJE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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