An end was announced on Saturday (26 August) to the general strike which paralysed the British colony of Gibraltar for five days.
GTV Strikers in Gibraltar street.
LV PAN Strikers outside generating station.
LV & SV Military technicians arriving at station. (2 shots)
GV PAN Demonstrators outside.
TV Management staff leaving station.
MV & GV Rubbish on street. (3 shots)
CU & GV PAN Closed shops (2 shots)
GV PAN Long line of people at military store.
MV Covered goods in shops and supplies waiting at pier. (3 shots)
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Background: An end was announced on Saturday (26 August) to the general strike which paralysed the British colony of Gibraltar for five days.
The strike brought all government and industrial services to a standstill.
The stoppage began in the electricity generating station - where workers sought an across-the-board wage increase. When the Governor of Gibraltar, Admiral Sir Varyl Begg, ordered troops into the station to maintain power supplies, other workers in the only walked out in protests.
The stoppage ended when the unions accepted a wage offer from the employers. All work will resume normally on Tuesday - after the Bank Holiday. But some workers have been asked to work overtime during the weekend to clear Gibraltar's streets of accumulated rubbish.