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British Dock Strike #465990

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 06, 1972
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(Studio) Britain's dock strike in 10th day with no settlement in sight. Govt. stops relief pmts. to families of striking longshoremen. Supply of reserve food dwindling.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(London, England) 600 ships at anchor in British ports, unable to unload. Vessels with perishable foods dump cargo at sea. Containerized cargo wipes out jobs on docks. Dockers in no mood for compromise even when 5 shop stewards released from jail (where they were sent for breaking new British labor law). Some picketing leads to battles with police. Housewives begin to feel scarcity of fruit. Imported feed for cattle and poultry dwindles. Govt. could use soldiers to unload essential cargoes.
REPORTER: David Weber

Utley, Garrick;
Weber, David

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