Port Workers Strike in Brazil

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Reuetrs reported today that workers at 10 Brazilian ports began a six-hour strike in protest of an apparent move toward port privatization.  Participating ports included Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and Belem, while workers at Santos, Brazil's most active commercial shipping port, did not participate.

Strike organizers said a 24-hour strike has been planned for Thursday, and a general assembly meeting will be held February 4 to discuss further action.

Strikers are reportedly disputing the Brazilian government’s alleged plan to allow third-party security companies to operate at the country’s ports, Reuters said.
 

Source: Reuters, staff

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