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  1. Service Workers protest strike against the University of São Paulo

    Thirteen thousand service workers who have yet to receive pay for the month of December 2018 are on strike against several campuses of the University of São Paulo. Strikers expect other campuses to join the strike.

    Management has promised to make up for the lost wages in two payments, February and May, contingent on the availability of resources. Dissident workers claim that the University is being starved of funds as a step toward its privatization.

    Brazilian Ford workers strike over layoffs

    Auto workers at the Taubaté Ford plant walked out of the plant last Tuesday in response to the company’s layoff of twelve workers. The decision to strike was made in a mass assembly of workers at the plant, last Monday, January 21. The Ford Plant in Taubaté produces engines and transmissions and employs 1,300 workers in two shifts.

    Management claims these layoffs were necessary to adjust for a drop in overseas sales, indicating that more sackings would be forthcoming. The company rescinded the layoffs on Thursday, and the workers returned to work under orders from the Metal Workers Union of Taubaté (Sindmetau).

    However, the timing of the job cuts appears to be a clear provocation and pressure tactic by Ford to obtain concessions with Sindmetau, with which it is in contract negotiations. Negotiations are expected to conclude by mid-February.

    https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/29/wkrs-j29.html

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