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Tag: Brazilian oil workers

  • Thursday, February 20th 2020 - 18:10 UTC

    Oil workers on strike against Petrobras privatization plans

    Unified Federation of Oil Workers, FUP, said 21,000 employees in 13 states have joined the strike since it kicked off on Feb. 1, 60% of the company’s workforce.

    Brazilian oil workers and oil giant Petrobras were locked in a power struggle over the company’s privatization plans, with the union saying thousands of employees are on an indefinite strike.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2018 - 08:27 UTC

    Debilitated Brazilian government challenged with an oil-workers 72-hour strike

    The oil sector strike included workers on at least 20 oil rigs in the lucrative Campos basin of 46 operated by Petrobras

    Brazilian oil workers began a 72-hour strike on Wednesday in a new blow to President Michel Temer following a nationwide trucker protest that has strangled Latin America's largest economy for over a week. The strike affecting several rigs, refineries, plants and ports is the latest challenge for state-led oil firm Petrobras, whose shares have tumbled nearly 30% in two weeks over fears that political interference would unwind more investor-focused policies.