Bank Workers’ Unions in Brazil Call for Nationwide Strike

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Bank workers’ unions announced Thursday night they have called for a nationwide strike on Tuesday, September 30th for an undetermined period of time. The unions rejected the salary increase proposed by the National Federation of Banks (Fenaban).

Bank employees in at least nineteen states, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Minas Gerais have decided to strike after rejecting the Fenaban’s seven percent pay increase. According to the National Confederation of Workers in the Financial Sector (Contraf) bank union employees are asking for a 12.5 percent pay . . .

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