Brazilian Postal Workers Remain on Strike in Rio and São Paulo

Strikers protest the state-owned company’s plans to change employee health plans.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Postal workers from several Brazilian states, including Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, have decided to remain on strike despite the labor court’s approval of the state-owned company’s plans to change the health plans of its employees. The nationwide strike on Monday had the objective of putting pressure on the courts to rule against the changes.

“The workers showed the government and company officials that they do not accept the withdrawal of rights and benefits,” Ronaldo Martins, president of the Rio de Janeiro chapter of SINTECT . . .

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