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    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

    The Ethiopian leader, Chairman Mengistu Haile-Mariam, addressed the opening session of the second congress of the All Ethiopia Trade Union (AETU) on June 29.

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    1. SV PULL BACK TO GV Delegates listening 0.06
    2. CU Chairman Mengistu speaking and SVs delegates listening (5 shots) 1.20
    3. GV Delegates applaud 1.20
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    Background: ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

    The Ethiopian leader, Chairman Mengistu Haile-Mariam, addressed the opening session of the second congress of the All Ethiopia Trade Union (AETU) on June 29. Chairman Mengistu emphasised that the primary task of the working people's trade union is to work for national reconstruction. Since the 1974 coup which deposed Emperor Haile Selassie the government has introduced a number of social reforms. All land was nationalised and turned over to 28 million people who had previously been subject to landlords. A huge literacy campaign was introduced in 1979, and some eight million people have been taught to read and write. The country is however dogged by severe economic problems. The war with Somalia and sporadic offensives in the secessionist Eritrean territory continue to drain financial resources. Chairman Mengistu's address was nevertheless optimistic. He congratulated the AETU on previous successes and encouraged the Union to work towards a better future.

    Source: REUTERS - TAFESSE JARRA

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEL47EQIGRY1TIZLT4A09GLRJH
    Media URN:
    VLVAEL47EQIGRY1TIZLT4A09GLRJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/07/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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