Unionized seamen in Brazil are preparing to go on strike from 8am on Saturday against Transpetro, the country’s largest oil and gas transportation firm.
The workers, with groups affiliated to the CONTTMAF federation of unions, are taking industrial action over alleged discriminatory practices by Transpetro.
It will affect all tankers and offshore vessels operated by company.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has given its support to the action.
Transpetro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil firm.