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British Dock Strike #224054

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1972
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(Studio) British P. Minister Edward Heath wins vote of confidence in Parliament. Growing labor crisis results from his refusal to intervene in case of 5 imprisoned longshoremen. The dock workers were arrested for ignoring court ban on picketing in labor dispute.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(London, England) Unofficial strike of British longshoremen spreads to other industry with 150,000 union men off job in sympathy. Newspapers close down. Smithfield meat market closes. [Transport Ind. Min. John PEYTON - says it is a purely legal dispute.] Union men regard Ind. Relations Act as antilabor legislation. [Dock workers shop steward, Jim CARPENTER - criticizes law.] Striking workers march to prison where 5 dockers are held. They clash with police at prison.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

Mudd, Roger;
Wagner, Richard

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