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Caretakers’ strike

Title
Caretakers’ strike
Genre
News report; Vox pop
TX Date
25 Oct 1977
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:03:06
Description
John Perkins describes the caretakers’ strike, and talks to local estate residents about the problems caused by the strike. He also talks to the remaining caretakers at work, about the workload and the creeping crime figures due to the lack of manpower. Spokesperson for the GLC, Jean Tatham describes why it is so hard to find people to do the job.
Contributors
John Perkins; Jean Tatham
Keywords
Strikes; Labour disputes; Wages; Labour relations; NUPE; Care for the elderly; Social systems

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