• Short Summary

    More than a thousand members of the Argentine Mechanics' Union staged a stop-work meeting and march through central Buenos Aires on August 19.

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    GV PAN AND AV Of marchers in street holding placards and marching waving arms chanting (7 shots)
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    GV Of marchers with banners, SV Demonstrators (3 shots)
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    GV EXTERIOR Ministry of Works building
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    GV Of marchers chanting SV Demonstrators, flags, (5 shots)
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    GV Police arriving on motorbikes
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    GV Demonstration
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    GV Police watching demonstration
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    Background: More than a thousand members of the Argentine Mechanics' Union staged a stop-work meeting and march through central Buenos Aires on August 19. They were demanding the relaxation of the strong laws controlling trade unions in Argentina. The march followed a national strike held by bus drivers and railwaymen the day before, the first major successful strike in six years of Argentine military rule. The mechanics were led by their Union's Secretary, Signor Jose Rodriguez, who attempted to present a petition with their demands to the President, Reynaldo Bignone. The police, however, intervened, and the march then moved on to the nearby Labour Ministry. Although the police watched the protestors closely, there was no violence and no arrests. As well as demanding greater trade union freedom, the marchers were calling for an early return of democracy to Argentina, and the introduction of new economic policies to relieve the country's record unemployment. Those out of work in Argentina is currently put, unofficially, at 18 per cent of the work force.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8M7MCM4XZ17K1IZI0AM1OLFRF
    Media URN:
    VLVA8M7MCM4XZ17K1IZI0AM1OLFRF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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