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15,000 Engineers on Strike

November 30, 1976
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About 15,000 engineers went on strike today to protest the stalemate in the wage negotiations. They warned that if there is no progress by the end of the week they would call a general strike of unlimited duration.

Despite the strike, no disturbances were reported in the operation of public services. But continuation of the strike could have increasingly negative repercussions on the economy. Workers in so-called “vital” services observed back-to-work order, but their striking colleagues said they would not allow them to work, even if it meant violating the law. “We are simply desperate,” said Gustav Badian, secretary of the engineers union.

Efforts continued, meanwhile, to avoid a crisis in the medical services if physicians carry out their threat of a mass walkout on Dec. 1 if wage negotiations fail.

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