The truckers’ strike completes 17 days and there are already more than 100 Petrobras units that are paralyzed. According to information from O Globo, the state may have to import fuel if the movement continues. Company employees are also warning of the danger of shortages.
However, since the beginning of the strike, Petrobras has been practicing a policy of reinforced inventories at refineries to ensure fuels in the stations. In addition, the state is also preparing even to import fuel and has two options for this: directly or through importing companies. For now, the company is still managing to maintain supply.
Last week, the Single Federation of Oil Tankers (FUP) and some unions said they can stop the movement if the state suspends layoffs at the Fafen fertilizer plant in Paraná. They want the resumption of negotiations on the Collective Bargaining Agreement (ACT), and argue that it is guaranteed that this trading period is not less than 30 days, extendable by an additional 30.