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Strikes in harbour and construction go on, solidarity march in Rotterdam

Week number: 77-09.

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Harbour and construction workers are on strike for the second week for automatic indexation for employees. During the morning rush their was no public transport in a number of places because of the strike actions. To add force to their demands a so-called solidarity march is held in Rotterdam, in which about 25.000 people have participated. SHOTS: street footage with empty roads and people waiting on the pavement; several of strike actions a.o. at a new development project in Almere and in the harbours of Rotterdam; demonstration the Coolsingel in Rotterdam with a fragment of the speech by union leader Wim Kok ("not only a full indexation, but also a real raise of two percent on top of that"), with pan of crowd; some harbour companies that are not on strike, a.o. in the Waal harbour; ships waiting offshore for the end of the strike. REACTIONS of several strikers.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
1 January 1977


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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision