Word goes out to pickets across the country that the firemen's strike of the Canadian Pacific Railway is officially ended.
PICKETS HEADQUARTERS WITH SEVERAL MEN SITTING AROUND.
CU: MAN PICKING UP TELEPHONE
MS: PICKET SPEAKING INTO TELEPHONE: RECEIVING NEWS OF IMMINENT END OF STRIKE.
MS: CLOCK: TIME: 11:22:12:22 CITY TIME.
SEQUENCE: STRIKERS HAVING COFFEE
14 1/2 ft
MCU: CAR RADIO
18 1/2 ft
MEN BRING NEWS TO STRIKERS THAT IT IS OFFICIALLY OVER-STRIKERS REMOVE SIGNS
MCU: STRIKER TEARING HIS SIGN IN HALF
STRIKER COLLECTING OTHER STRIKER'S POSTERS
31 1/2 ft
MCU: DISPOSAL WASTE BASKET-- SIGNS BEING DUMPED
33 1/2 ft
MS: GARBAGE COLLECTOR PICKS UP POSTERS AND PUTS INTO GARBAGE DUMP TRUCK
36 1/2 ft
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Background: Word goes out to pickets across the country that the firemen's strike of the Canadian Pacific Railway is officially ended. Terms of the agreement provide that some four-hundred and seventy-five firemen will remain on the job as firemen, instead of being shifted to jobs as trainmen. In announcing terms of the agreement, CPR president N.R.Crump said that all firemen with seniority up to April the first, nineteen-fifty-six will continue to work exactly as before the strike, with all rights and seniority protected. Firemen hired within the past two years have already been laid off, but will be given preference for employment with the railway..........................................
The agreement which ends the three-day strike, means that no new firemen will be hired to work on CPR diesels in freight and yard service......