The interim coalition government at least acted as one in one area. That was related to efforts to belay the labour unrest in Angola. A first call to unions and labourers to stop all strikes in order for measures to be taken that would be in their interest did not have much success. Thereupon a decree, accepted by all three parties, followed which authorised the government to place all labourers under military control. That temporarily stopped the strikes of the port-workers of Luanda and Lobito. However, except for a few exceptions, strikes in ports and on the railways continued and added to the disruption.
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