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December 19, 2016
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February 24, 2006
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August 18, 1950
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",X1111i"IMPly, SU2JEC3` 25X1 PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF UFO. -11 MM i ~... ~aS Ja ... Approved F or Ielease U6~ /o i-k004 5 7R00g5bR0-4 r t"' ~ [ i F ~ MNO CONFIDENTIAL - Strike of pock workers in Corzstanta NO OF PAGES 1 NO, OF ENCL, tL'STE0 BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. "F5!+ Cit`C: u43E+Ei'? a?OC1's--A3f89 .:iR''OW61fi?i{77& ei6Fl;f`h1 9 ENr ? ?kY!{;:.yY.43EPF.4.& 0V TIM id:"75'!y5 11TA .E: 111THM T11Z ?:MTIMG OP Tig1? C/ 10F1t.2E P.CR' 3C THIS IS UNEVALUATED INFORMATION Duarir the week of 2 April 1950. an unorganized strike took: place among the dock workers of Constant:Fa in which all :tubers of the d ck workers r, organization, l ncluding the Comm unists,' f.eport ?d1 thi n y,, s strike resulted from the workers' dissatisfaction with low wages, inadequate - ood, and high food costs-, aggravated by their having seen goods smuggled into the country by foreign sailors and sold at prices much lower than those now prevalent in Rumania,. The strikers did not formulate any demands, 2 .hen the strike broke out the municipal authorities called out the organized Go muni_st. portion of the population of Constanta, chiefly intellectuals who were to work without pay. These people,, being unaccustomed to work of this nature. were of bottle practical use in. loading and unloading ships. Finally the Government called upon the peasantry of the surrounding countryside, offering th a ;Doll wages and telling, therm that they would be engaged in urn.-oading ships which were bring n?; food into the country. when the peasants discovered that, contrary to what they had been told, two ships ..,ere being loaded for the Soviet Union and only one ship unloaded, one.-half of then ruit and the other hFlf worked so poorly that they accomplished very little? As a resu'ltr the Government eras forced to deal with the strikers who work, after being assured of higher wo es, returned to their ,. 3. There were no reports of this strike in the Rumanian press,. This document is hereby regraded to CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with the letter of 16 October 1978 from the Director of Central Intelligence to the Archivist of the United States. Next Review Date: 2008 CLASSIFICATION SE' ' 1/CONTROL - ta_s, OF'F'TC7 i1. (WWWV. La#awv gas _...~._....._....~~~.._.~.._ ~_- CONFIDENTIAL' Approved For Release 2006/03/17 : CIA-RDP82-00457R005500640001-4