• Short Summary

    More than 5,000 Black workers at the Volkswagen car plant in Uitenhage, in the eastern cape of South Africa, have won major concessions from the company over the matter of 300 sacked workers, The workers called off their strike action on Wednesday (5 May) after hearing that the company had agreed to reinstate the dismissed workers on an individual basis.

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    1.
    GV EXTERIOR Scaw Metal Factory. (2 SHOTS)
    0.08

    2.
    GV, SV Signpost marking entrance to factory. (2 SHOTS)
    0.14

    3.
    GV, SV EXTERIOR National Bolts Factory. (2 SHOTS)
    0.26

    4.
    SV PULL BACK Workers at gate. (3 SHOTS)
    0.38

    5.
    GV ZOOM IN Signpost of National Bolts Company.
    0.43

    6.
    SV PULL BACK GV Edenvale Electroplating Company.
    0.48

    7.
    SV PULL BACK Workers carrying metal sheets through gates.
    0.54

    8.
    GV, SV Entrance to Volkswagen Works, with workers waiting about (4 SHOTS)
    1.12

    9.
    GV Workers inside factory gates.
    1.17

    10.
    GV ZOOM IN SV Workers filing out of factory gates. (4 SHOTS)
    1.50




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    Background: More than 5,000 Black workers at the Volkswagen car plant in Uitenhage, in the eastern cape of South Africa, have won major concessions from the company over the matter of 300 sacked workers, The workers called off their strike action on Wednesday (5 May) after hearing that the company had agreed to reinstate the dismissed workers on an individual basis. Meanwhile several thousand Black metal workers have remained on strike in various other disputes. At the Scaw Metal Works in Germiston, in the East Rand, industrial action has been taking place over the dismissal of 2,800 workers earlier this month. The background tot he dispute is a wage claim. At the National Bolts plant in Boksburg, 800 Black workers are out on strike in support of a wage claim. Production at the Edenvale Electroplating Company has also been affected. According to a union spokesman at the plant, the management here is refusing to negotiate on a union pay claim until striking workers return to work. White workers at the plants, while not on strike, have been forced to remain idle because of the industrial action.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAABT7LM8KC2A9QZH3C1CAF2M6L
    Media URN:
    VLVAABT7LM8KC2A9QZH3C1CAF2M6L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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