Strike brings Santos port to a halt

Strike brings Santos port to a halt

Stevedores at Santos port in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, on Monday morning started one-day strike action calling for inflation adjustments to their wages.

All 2,500 unionized workers at the port are involved and no cargo would be handled for the day.

With numerous cargo terminals, Santos is Brazil’s and Latin America’s busiest container-handling port.

The dockers’ union held out the option for extended industrial action when they meet again on Friday.

Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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