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Federal Police Threaten Strike During World Cup

Federal Police Threaten Strike During World Cup

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police in Brazil staged a protest on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach on Sunday, April 13th, calling for better working conditions, higher wages and restructuring of their career paths. The group vows to strike during this year’s FIFA World Cup tournament, which will […]

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

Olympic Park Worker Strike Continues in Rio: Daily

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Construction workers at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro have voted in favor of continuing their strike despite opposition from the labor court. The 2,500 strong workforce are locked in a battle with authorities over higher pay, benefits and working conditions. The strike began […]

Garbage Worker Strike Ends in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

Garbage Worker Strike Ends in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After over four hours of negotiations held at the Tribunal Regional do Trabalho (Regional Labor Court) on the afternoon of Saturday, March 8th, the street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) and the city reached an agreement ending the strike that began on […]

Final Blocos Continue Amid Trash Strike in Rio: Daily

Final Blocos Continue Amid Trash Strike in Rio: Daily

By Michela DellaMonica, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The city of Rio officials confirmed Friday evening that all fifteen blocos scheduled for this weekend will go on despite the street sweeper strike which caused a crisis in garbage collection throughout the city during Carnival last weekend. In a press conference, the Special Secretary […]

Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Trash piled up throughout Rio de Janeiro this Carnival, as street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) went on strike. The strike was declared illegal on Saturday by the Justiça do Trabalho (Labor Court), and the street sweepers’ union, the Union of Employees of […]

Trash Fills Rio’s Streets as Strike Continues: Daily

Trash Fills Rio’s Streets as Strike Continues: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While Carnival celebrations continue throughout the city, trash generated by the multitude of partygoers is piling up in areas of Rio due to a street sweeper strike. Problems began on the morning of Saturday, March 1st when sweet sweepers from the city’s Municipal Urban […]

Bank Workers’ Strike Ends in Brazil: Daily

Bank Workers’ Strike Ends in Brazil: Daily

By Kristen Nozell, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL- A bank workers’ strike that lasted twenty-three days finally came to a close on Friday in the majority of the country with bank employees returning to work on Monday following their decision to accept an eight percent pay raise. Remaining cities followed suit yesterday, with just a […]

Bank Employees’ Strike to Continue: Daily

Bank Employees’ Strike to Continue: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian bank employees’ strike will continue this week after the rejection by bank union representatives of a deal offered late Friday afternoon by the National Federation of Banks. The rejected proposal came on the sixteenth day of strikes by bank workers demanding higher pay […]

Bank Workers’ Strike Intensifies: Daily

Bank Workers’ Strike Intensifies: Daily

By Matthew Elliott, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The nationwide strike of bank employees completed one week yesterday and continues to intensify amid peaceful protests in several cities. Strategic bases, like call centers, have also participated in the action as 10,024 bank branches across 26 states remained closed yesterday. The Command of the […]

Bank Workers on Strike in Brazil: Daily

Bank Workers on Strike in Brazil: Daily

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Bank agencies have gone on an indefinite strike all over Brazil on Thursday, September 19th. Overall more than 460,000 bank employees lay down their work as 6,145 agencies remained closed, although so far ATMs have stayed open. The employees of countrywide bank agencies went on […]

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