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Fire service strikes

Title
Fire service strikes
Genre
News report; Interview; Vox pop; Speech
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1977
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Duration
00:55:12
Description
A series of clips about the firemen’s strike which occurred as a result of a pay dispute. The clips include information about why the strikes have occurred; we hear from the firemen’s union about the strikes, and the firemen themselves about the situation. The Army has stepped in to control the country’s fires, and the troops and the public discuss the role they are carrying out. MPs and government officials discuss the situation, and members of the public affected by fires deliver their opinions on the matter. Various, mostly unidentified, speakers.
Contributors
Len Murray; Jack Oad(?); Terry Parry
Keywords
Deaths; Trade unions; Emergency services; Strikes; Labour disputes; Wages; TUC; Working conditions; Fires; Army; Fire services; Fire Brigades Union; Arson

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