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Longest Bank Strike in Brazil’s History Ends After 31 Days

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After eleven rounds of negotiations, bank employees from most institutions decided to suspend the 31-day-old strike on Thursday, October 6th, and go back to work already on Friday, October 7th. The only employees to continue the strike are some working for state-owned Caixa Economica Federal.

"We obtained important victories. The longest strike in history. The significant number of bank employees [on strike] showed the strength of our segment and national mobilization,” said Contraf-CUT (Confederation of Workers in the Financial Sector) President Roberto von der Osten Thursday . . .

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