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Montevideo, November 18th 2018 - 13:03 UTC

Tag: Brazil general strike

  • Saturday, July 1st 2017 - 00:47 UTC

    Brazil kept running through general strike and political crisis

    In Brasilia there were no bus or underground services available but it was business almost as usual in the rest of the country.

    Brazil went through Friday's general strike, the second of its kind called for by labour unions against the economic reforms President Michel Temer intends to bring about, with business nearly unaffected in major cities, Brasilia excluded. Temer's personal involvement in alleged cases of corruption seemed to have had little or no impact on the workers' decision.

  • Friday, April 28th 2017 - 17:28 UTC

    General strike in Brazil to protest changes to labor laws and pensions system

    “It is going to be the biggest strike in the history of Brazil,” said Paulo Pereira da Silva, the president of trade union group, Forca Sindical.

    Public transport largely came to a halt across much of Brazil on Friday as protesters blocked roads and scuffled with police in a general strike to protest proposed changes to labor laws and the pension system. It is the first general strike in over two decades.