Brazilian bank strike reaches 1 month, longest in 12 years
SAO PAULO – Union leaders expressed confidence Wednesday an agreement with Brazilian banks could be reached in the next few days to end a nationwide strike that has closed more than half the bank branches in Latin America's biggest country.
Roberto von der Osten, president of the National Confederation of Bank Workers, said the strike demanding a nearly 15 percent pay raise reached one month Wednesday, making it Brazil's longest bank workers strike in 12 years.
Workers are also demanding improved medical plans, better security measures inside banks, bigger meal vouchers and a bonus of... read more
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