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Tag: Industrial Action

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing ReporterBRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Following months of strikes by broad swathes of public sector workers, from university professors to customs officers, the majority of workers on Tuesday accepted the government’s offer of a 15.8 percent...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last night the leader of Sindpol, the civil police union, Francisco Chao, announced that the civil police would be suspending their strike action in Rio temporarily. However, firefighters and...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – French airline Air France canceled forty percent of its long-haul flights on Wednesday due to strike action by aviation workers. As the strike enters its fourth day, a number...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ongoing national strike that is paralyzing over 40 percent of Brazil’s banks is the biggest in the last twenty years, according to Contraf (National Confederation of Banking Sector Workers...
By Ben Tavener, Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Postal workers are to “continue and strengthen” strikes across Brazil after rejecting a renewed attempt by employers ECT (Post and Telegraph Corporation) to avert further industrial action. The strikes, which...

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