More than a million workers stayed home in Britain today (Monday) in a one-day official strike designed to kill union reform plans.
GTV Demonstrators with banners & placards march in London
SV & CU Ditto (4 shots)
GV & LV Demonstrators marching (2 shots) Park Lane
SV Sign Chrysler plant at Ryton
GV EXT. Chrysler building
CU Sign Austin-Morris Longbridge division TILT DOWN TO main factory entrance
SV Mini body shells on transporter
GV INT. Cars idle on assembly line (3 shots)
GV EXT. Rolls Royce factory
SV Workmen entering (3 shots)
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Background: More than a million workers stayed home in Britain today (Monday) in a one-day official strike designed to kill union reform plans. A second and bigger protest is planned for March 18.
The strike, by engineering workers, stopped production of national newspapers and brought motor assembly lines to a halt. But one exception was the financially-troubled Rolls-Royce, whose workers mainly ignored the order to strike.