Brazilian banks workers began an indefinite strike on 27th September calling for higher wages after recent pay talks failed. Over twenty per cent of banks were reported to be closed throughout the country. Brazil. 28th September 2011.
Brazilian banks workers began a strike on Tuesday 27th. An indefinite strike calling for higher wages. Sao Paulo, Brazil. 28th September 2011.
According the National Confederation of Bank Employees (Confederacao Nacional dos Trabalhadores do Ramo Financeiro-Contraf-CUT), banks closed 4.191 branches across the country on the first day of the strike.
The country has 20,073 banks. Therefore, the first day of strike in the sector, 20.9% bank buildings were affected.
According to the entity, the only state that has not joined the strike was Roraima.
The expectation of the representatives of the sector is that joining the strike increase in the coming days.