Brazil Embraer workers suspend strike; union denounces repression

Embraer workers in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state, temporarily suspended the strike that began yesterday. According to the São José dos Campos Metalworkers Union, the strike was suspended because this morning administrative workers were intimidated by the Military Police and forced to enter the factory. (25/09/19)

According to the union, there was a meeting between union and company, but Embraer did not submit a new proposal, however it demanded the end of the strike.

Embraer’s unit produces commercial aircraft and is being sold to Boeing from USA.

According to the union, last night there was a meeting between union and company, but Embraer did not submit a new proposal, however it demanded the end of the strike. Workers demand a 6.37% wage adjustment, while the company proposes only inflation (3.28%) and withdrawal of collective bargaining rights. The Union defends the continuation of the negotiations, as long as they have advances in the employer proposal.

Police Violence

“The violence of the Police at the request of the company is a crime against the right to free union organization and the constitutional right to strike. The strike has been suspended, but the workers’ struggle continues, and the strike can resume at any moment, ” says Union director Herbert Claros.

“It is no coincidence that Embraer insists on allowing outsourcing within the factory. Boeing has every interest in breaking this clause, ”concludes Herbert.

“The Union will take all necessary legal measures to denounce the use of the state by a private company to crack down on workers. This is serious and has to be addressed” says union lawyer Aristeu Pinto Neto.

Watch a video showing police repression here.



Source: Brazil Agency and SJC Metalworkers Union Website

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