Brazil’s Oil Sector Joins Nationwide Strike Against Pension Reform

Workers at Brazilian state-held oil firm Petrobras joined on Friday a 24-hour nationwide strike in Brazil against proposed pension reforms that would raise the minimum retirement age and workers’ contributions, the United Federation of Oil Workers, FUP, said today. Petrobras workers are staging strikes at nine refineries across eight states in Brazil as well as the port terminal in Pernambuco, the umbrella trade union organization said.   Thousands of Brazilians are on strike today to protest the plans for a significant increase in retirement…