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Strike actions at several places, negotiations lead to partial agreement

Week number: 77-08

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Strike actions to get automatic indexation for employees. The unions follow a so-called spearhead plan, following a predetermined plan employees at certain companies in the harbour of Rotterdam and Amsterdam down tools. The strike plans of the unions are contested at the court of Utrecht, who orders a cooling-off period in which both parties aren't allowed to take any action, but have to try to make an agreement. At the end of the first week of actions a partial agreement has been made after new negotiations. SHOTS: Amsterdam station square with walking people; trams in the garage; man with an action poster 'Harbour in battle'; several of the Rotterdam harbour; ext. office NVV/NKV and meeting room where the steering committee coordinates the strike actions; demonstration of painters in Hilversum with banners with the text 'We demand' and a demontration in Oss; ext. office of newspaper 'De Tubantia'; int. printing establishment with stationary printing presses; payment of strike money (in cash) to the strikers; ext. court of Utrecht; int. courtroom with judge, lawyers and audience; car (Deux Chevaux) with on the roof of the car 'We will not move'; ext. SER building in The Hague; meeting of employers and employees; STATEMENTS by: - Chris van Veen, chairman of the employers' organization VNO; - Wim Kok, chairman of the union FNV ('the strikes continue'); - a striker.

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


Original format:
Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid