The Press: Lost Weekends

British newsstands, normally snowed under by a weekend blizzard of weekly magazines, last week looked rather bare. Of some 200 London weeklies, 60 had failed to appear, including such favorites as Radio Times (circ. 8,000,000). Reason: a labor dispute affecting some 3,500 London job printers. They charged that they had been locked out by their employers, the London Master Printers Association. The association retorted that it had fired the printers for refusing to abolish overtime restrictions. They had been required to do so under a government arbitration decision awarding the men a weekly raise of 3s. 6d. (49¢).

While the government tried...

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