• Short Summary

    HOPEFUL SIGNS AT LAST IN THE WELSH STEEL DISPUTE... THE STEEL COMPANY OF WALES YESTERDAY?

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    1.
    GV BOARD "STEEL COMPANY OF WALES LTD MARGAM WORKS"
    0.02

    2.
    CU WELSH DRAGON
    0.05

    3.
    LV.TILT DOWN FORM...BOARD TO STEELWORKS
    0.09

    4.
    GV STEELWORKS
    0.13

    5.
    GTV.PAN...DITTO
    0.17

    6.
    LV.INT...STEELWORKS
    0.20

    7.
    LV ROLLERS
    0.23

    8.
    GV DITTO
    0.26

    9.
    GV.PANS...OPEN HEARTH FURNACES (2 SHOTS)
    0.35

    10.
    GTV.TILT DOWN...ANNEALING FURNACES
    0.41

    11.
    LV.TILT UP...PICKLE LINES
    0.48

    12.
    SV.PAN..FROM PICKLE LINE TO ROLLS OF STEEL
    0.52

    13.
    CU.TILT DOWN...ROLL (DATE ON ROLL 23.12.63)
    0.56

    14.
    GV BOARD "RUSSIAN ROLLING ONLY"
    1.00

    15.
    GV.TILT DOWN..PICKLE LINE TONNAGE BOARD USED IN CALCULATING DAY'S OUTPUT
    1.03

    16.
    GV.PAN...CARETAKER ON BICYCLE THROUGH FINISHED COILS OF STEEL IN ROLLING MILL.
    1.10

    17.
    GV.PAN..COILS OF STEEL TO ROLLING MILL APPARATUS.
    1.14

    18.
    GV.PAN..ROLLS OF FINISHED STEEL.
    1.19

    19.
    SCU DITTO.
    1.23

    20.
    SCU HANDS RUB SIDE OF COIL SHOWING RUST METAL.
    1.26

    21.
    GV. EXT..HIGH STREET OF PORT TALBOT.
    1.31

    22.
    GV.PAN..SHOPS CLOSED.
    1.36

    23.
    SV.PAN..SHOP NOW OUT OF BUSINESS.
    1.46

    24.
    SCU.PAN..STEEL WORKERS LINING UP TO COLLECT DOLE MONEY.
    1.50

    25.
    SCU.PAN..STEEL WORKERS IN QUEUE.
    1.50

    26.
    RV QUEUE.
    1.56

    27.
    GV HIGH STREET, PORT TALBOT.
    2.00



    Initials IT/V/MGT/GH


    EDITORS: SEE ALSO PROD NO. 0274/64 OF 10 JAN 64: "PEACE BID IN PORT TALBOT STEEL WORKS DISPUTE."

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HOPEFUL SIGNS AT LAST IN THE WELSH STEEL DISPUTE... THE STEEL COMPANY OF WALES YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) ACCEPTED NEW SETTLEMENT PROPOSALS BY THE AMALGAMATED ENGINEERING UNION, WHOSE, 1,300 MEMBERS ARE ON STRIKE FOR HIGHER PAY. THE DISPUTED, STOPPING PRODUCTION AT THE PORT TALBOT STEEL WORKS, HAS PUT A FURTHER 17,000 EMPLOYEES OUT OF WORK. IT IS NOW IN ITS SIXTH WEEK.

    IN TALKS AT THE MINISTRY OF LABOUR, THE COMPANY ACCEPTED THE A.E.U.'s LATEST PEACE PLAN, ENVISAGING A RETURN TO WORK WHILE A THREE-MAN WORKING PARTY LOOKS INTO CRAFTSMEN'S RATES OF PAY. THE ENQUIRY TEAM WOULD COMPRISE ONE UNION REPRESENTATIVE, ONE MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVE, AND A MEMBER FROM ANOTHER INDUSTRY.

    THIS PLAN HAS NOT TO BE ACCEPTED BY THE STRIKERS MEETING AT PORT TALBOT ON SATURDAY. BOTH SIDES HAVE EXPRESSED CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM. IF THE PLAN IS APPROVED, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A PHASED RETURN TO WORK COULD BEGIN ON SUNDAY, WITH FULL PRODUCTION REACHED AGAIN IN FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS.

    THE VAST PLANT -- ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT IN BRITAIN -- MEANWHILE IS DESERTED EXCEPT FOR A FEW MAINTENANCE STAFF. PRESSED STEEL FOR THE MOTOR CAR INDUSTRY IS ONE OF ITS MAIN MANUFACTURES AND SOME BRITISH FIRMS HAVE ALREADY PLACED THEIR ORDERS ELSEWHERE, MAINLY IN EUROPE.

    SO FAR, LOSS OF PRODUCTION AT THE 200 MILLION WORKS HAS AMOUNTED TO ABOUT 330,000 INGOT TONS. THE WAGES LOSS IS APPROACHING 1,500,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEZEFY8U2DEV2R253E2PL9X1FM
    Media URN:
    VLVAEZEFY8U2DEV2R253E2PL9X1FM
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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