Post Office Workers Announce Nationwide Strike

The strike was the way that state employees found to counter the federal government's proposal to privatize the Correios. The workers are also seeking to pressure the company's management to negotiate the maintenance of labor rights and current salaries in the next collective bargaining agreement, which is being negotiated.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The 'Correios' ("Post Office") workers have decreed a general strike, for an indefinite period of time, as of Tuesday evening, September 10th. The company is still assessing the actual impact of the strike but admits that services have been partially affected. The Interstate Federation of Workers' Unions and Post Office Workers (FINDECT) assures that this is a nationwide initiative.

"All over the country, this sector has proven it is aware of the seriousness of . . .

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