First session of Trade Union Congress opens at Margate.
WAGES V. PRICES "- AND PRODUCTION" - SIR S. CRIPPS".
General view of Margate sea front. Crowd outside Winter Gardens, Margate. Delegates walking down steps.
Close up shot of conference program "Trades Union Congress Agenda of the 80th Congress..." Follows a montage sequence superimposed over Conference program showing men and women at work - man silhouetted against blast furnace, man watching blast furnaces, belt wheels revolving, woman working in factory, fishermen bringing in net of fish. Close up shot of a hand turning pages of the program.
Woman coming out of grocery shop with bag of provisions. She lifts bag to put on pram. Close up shot of woman's hands putting change into purse. Close up shot of a man at cashier's desk drawing pay. Close up shot of man's hands counting money. Close up shot of newspapers' headlines. Headlines showing unions' agreement with government to freeze wages and prices being increased.
Close up shot of gas fire alight, it fades and goes out. High angle shot of the train station platform, people milling around. Close up shot of a man smoking a cigarette - but on pin. General view behind counter of tobacconist shop with assistants bringing cigarettes out from under counter and putting on shelves.
Close up shot of Sir Stafford Cripps with crowd. Top shot of delegates arguing outside Winter Gardens, Margate. Close up shot of the two delegates arguing. Back shot, two delegates pointing to agenda. Close up shot of a hand turning over pages of agenda. General view of delegates assembled in Winter Gardens during conference.