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Water pipe bursts during workers strike

Title
Water pipe bursts during workers strike
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop
TX Date
24 Jan 1983
Year of production
1983
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Duration
00:03:25
Description
Report on the first casualty of the national water workers strike, a burst water pipe at Eltham Road in London. Local residents talks about how they’re going to cope. Station Officer at Lee Green fire station, Peter Vexter, comments on the flooding there. Water sounds heard. Male reporter not identified.
Contributors
Peter Vexter
Keywords
Trade unions; Floods; Strikes; Labour disputes; Wages; GMWU; Water supply; Drinking water; Fire stations; Thames Water Authority; Water conservation; Water companies; Public utilities

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