Les engrais du St-Laurent
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This video was produced by striking workers in the 1975 strike at the Engrais du St-Laurent (St. Laurent Fertilizers) in Valleyfield. The workers ask that the aim of the documentary was to show the importance of organization and solidarity in a strike. The document exposes the workers’ struggle with Noranda (a multinational company) and the poor working conditions due to sulfuric acid emissions, the dirtiness and a very high production rate. The video also takes a pedagogial turn, explaining the procedures for working with local, national and international unions and outlining historical solidarity with other struggles.

1975
Canada
40:00
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Les militants du Cinéma d'Information Politique
Les travailleurs des Engrais du St-Laurent
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam
Keywords
Strikes and lockouts, Work, Claims, Debate