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23.07.2012

THREATENING OF STRIKE BY TRUCK DRIVERS:

Please note truck divers threatening to call strike on next Wednesday (July 25th) resulting from recent changes imposed by the Government aiming at modernizing their sector, which however, are affecting the incomings of the category.

The intention is to start such movement (strike) and just suspend it after ANNT (National Agency of Shore Transports) revoke the resolutions that alter the way of the hiring of shore freight. Furthermore, the category still wants to negotiate with the Government the postponement for 1 year of the law n. 12.619 which establishes the control of their working journey (day's work). Useful to point out that with the implementation of such law, the police will start fining the truck drivers who do not comply with 11 hours of uninterrupted resting. Besides, such law also demands a stoppage on their duties/tasks on every 4 hours.

Needless to mention we will be following-up the above matter closely and reverting with further news in due course.

WILLIAMS BRAZIL