Brazilian port workers have agreed to suspend their planned strike action until Friday, 15 March to negotiate with government changes in MP Ports. The agreement was made during a meeting in Brazil yesterday between the representatives of the unions, federations and the Chief Minister's Secretariat for Ports, Leonidas Cristino.
The congressman and president of the Union Force, Paulo Pereira da Silva, said the deal was a gesture of workers seeking to negotiate changes in MP and Ports. "The opening of dialogue is that we can discuss changes in MP Ports. We will not allow precarious work in the ports”, he said.
Two meetings have been scheduled this week on Wednesday and Friday. However, if negotiations fail, Sindaport have confirmed that the planned work stoppage on 15 March will go ahead.
ISS Brazil will continue to monitor developments on behalf of ship owners and operators and will keep customers updated.