• Short Summary

    ABOUT 350,000 FRENCH STATE EMPLOYEES WENT ON STRIKE TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR HIGHER WAGES AND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS.

  • Description

    1.
    TGV PAN SHOWING POLICE LINED UP WITH VEHICLES PAN TO LARGE CROWD DEMONSTRATORS.
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    2.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS.
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    3.
    SV PAN ALONG LINE OF POLICE
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    4.
    GV MORE BANNERS
    0.21

    5.
    TGV DEMONSTRATOR ARGUES WITH POLICE
    0.24

    6.
    TGV DEMONSTRATORS MARCHING
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    7.
    SV MAN HANDS LEAFLETS TO TRUCK DRIVER
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    8.
    GV DEMONSTRATORS WITH BANNERS MARCHING
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    9.
    SV TWO LITTLE BOYS WATCH
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    10.
    TSV MARCHERS
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    11.
    SV DEMONSTRATORS MARCH TOWARD CAMERA
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    12.
    TGV DEMONSTRATORS
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ABOUT 350,000 FRENCH STATE EMPLOYEES WENT ON STRIKE TODAY (TUESDAY) FOR HIGHER WAGES AND BETTER WORKING CONDITIONS. THE 24-HOUR STOPPAGE INVOLVED UNDERTAKERS, REFUSE COLLECTORS, SEWER WORKERS, HOSPITAL STAFF AND MUNITION FACTORY WORKERS.

    THE STRIKE WAS ONE OF A SERIES BEING CALLED TO SUPPORT DEMANDS BY THE COUNTRY'S TWO LARGEST TRADE UNION ORGANISATIONS - THE GENERAL WORKERS' FEDERATION, AND THE FRENCH DEMOCRATIC CONFEDERATION OF LABOUR - WHO ARE FIGHTING A GOVERNMENT DECISION NOT TO RAISE WAGES BY MORE THAN FIVE PER CENT.

    PARIS TRAFFIC WAS BLOCKED BY BANNER-WAVING STRIKERS MARCHING IN GROUPS TO THE TOWN HALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS.

    LATER, THE STRIKERS WENT, THOUSANDS STRONG, TO THE PLACE DE LA BASTILLE FOR A MASS RALLY.

    THERE WERE NO INCIDENTS, THOUGH POLICE STOOD BY IN CASE OF TROUBLE.

    MORE STRIKERS HAVE BEEN PLANNED FOR THIS WEEK. GROUND AND AIR CREW STAFF OF THE STATE-OWNED AIR FRANCE AIRLINE, BUILDING WORKERS AND POSTAL EMPLOYEES HAVE SAID THAT THEY PLAN STOPPAGES, TOO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAF443ZJRD02UNH6F3E9UV0WW3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAF443ZJRD02UNH6F3E9UV0WW3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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