FUP says it will appeal to TST: strike will be maintained

On Tuesday (18), the Single Federation of Oil Tankers (FUP) stated that it will appeal the decision of the Superior Labour Court (TST), the which authorizes Petrobras to take "appropriate administrative measures" such as dismissal by just cause, disciplinary sanctions and wage cuts of Workers. The TST's decision was communicated the day before by Minister Ives Gandra da Silva Martins Filho. Despite this, according to the FUP, strike will be Maintained.

The Court's decision argues that the shutdown has political motivation and disrespects and strike law, since it does not maintain a minimum percentage of employees in business. Despite this, the TST makes it clear that does not prohibit outages – the Supreme Court and the TST had authorized the movement with 90% working. The trial of the matter is scheduled for March 9.

The strike reaches its 18th consecutive day, paralyzing 120 units and with the accession of more than 21,000 workers, according to the data fup.


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