The following is an excerpt from JASON LEMON | May 30, 2018 | newsweek.com |
Brazil's oil sector workers have joined truckers, launching a 72-hour strike on Wednesday, in what is seen as a blow to President Michel Temer's efforts to end the demonstrations.
FUP, the South American country's largest oil workers union, said that employees did not come to work at eight refineries stretching across the country. Plants handling lubricants, nitrogen and shale gas, as well as a couple ports were also affected.
"Initial information points to the workers having adhered to the strike at various locations," FUP said in a statement, Reuters reported. "The movement is continuing through the morning, when stoppages at other ... units of [state-led oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA or Petrobras] are expected."
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