Brazil’s truckers consider nationwide strikes and blockades starting this Sunday

The 2019 strike paralyzed the entire country and brought the economy to a virtual standstill.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Groups and associations representing truck drivers are studying the possibility of a nationwide strike starting Sunday (25), which could extend to Monday (26). There is dissatisfaction among these workers with unfulfilled promises of the Jair Bolsonaro government and with the recent high price of diesel fuel.

Among the dissatisfactions are the end of the exemption of PIS/COFINS on diesel, high prices of inputs for freight transport, and the lack of enforcement of the minimum freight charges payable to teamsters. Some groups have already decided to support the suspension of activities, but meetings will be held . . .

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