• Short Summary

    More and more rubbish is piling up in the streets of London as Britain;s strike of public service workers spreads.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Rubbish piled up in street ZOOM OUT SV Rubbish in front of "Ladies" (London) (2 shots)
    0.16

    2.
    CU & SVs Rubbish with flies crawling all over it (5 shots)
    0.27

    3.
    GV Car along road PAN to rubbish piled up at roadside
    0.37

    4.
    SV Rubbish against railings in park.
    0.38

    5.
    SV More rubbish.
    0.40

    6.
    GV ZOOM OUT Piles of rubbish.
    0.43

    7.
    GV Man puts rubbish on heap
    0.50

    8.
    SV Notice "Borough Engineers Department, Cleansing & Transport Section" PAN TO vehicles & dustcarts leaving (BARKING)
    1.07

    9.
    SV Dustmen waving & clapping as dustcart moves off. Lorry away (2 shots)
    1.17

    10.
    SV Stacked up bags of rubbish, PAN TO rubbish loaded on to dustcart (2 shots)
    1.33



    Initials JON/PN/BB/0215



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: More and more rubbish is piling up in the streets of London as Britain;s strike of public service workers spreads. In the market areas of London there is concern that the uncollected rubbish may become a hazard to health. Some local authorities have decided to meet the claims of their workers, among them Barking, a London borough, where the dustmen have gone back to work and the refuse is being cleared.

    5,000 more Council workers joined the strike today, Monday 19 October, to bring the total number of public service workers on strike to 65,000. They want a minimum of GBP16 ($38) a week. They have rejected a lower pay offer.

    The Greater London Council is taking new measures to safeguard the River Thames from pollution by untreated sewage. Areas of land are being fenced off to take sewage.

    The British Government has said that it may have to call in troops to prevent further river pollution. The Home Secretary, Mr. Reginald Maudling, said that the Thames could become a danger to health within the next few days.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAT7L722OQMYKB3T3NE39WFSXM
    Media URN:
    VLVAT7L722OQMYKB3T3NE39WFSXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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