Oil Workers Strike in Brazil for Wages, Investments, Assets

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Twelve oil work unions which are part of the Oil Workers Federation (FUP) in Brazil began on November 1st, a strike at Petrobras refineries all over the country. According to union officials, strikers are protesting against Petrobras’ asset sales, investment cuts, project suspensions, and reduction of some workers' rights.

“The strike was agreed on more than 45 days ago. We did try negotiating with Petrobras and the majority shareholder, i.e. the federal government, before stopping work, but our demands were not met,” said Simão Zanardi Filho, of the . . .

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