Strike in town

Canada, 1955

Film
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The threat of a strike nobody wants, but which everyone seems powerless to avert, lends suspense to this story of events leading to a deadlock in negotiations between the management and employees of a furniture factory. Staged against the background of a small one-industry town, this dramatisation shows the normal processes of collective bargaining common to Canadian industry today and how they affect a union, a company and a community.
(Award: Chicago.)

Credits

producer

Nicholas Balla

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:37:17:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1955

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29021

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - Chicago - Awards

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Collective labor agreements

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Negotiation

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industrial relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Industrial relations - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Negotiation

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Strikes and lockouts

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Trade-unions - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Negotiation

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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