bank clerk union strike at Rio de Janeiro @ 30-Sept-2008 (updated#2)

Posted on 1 October 2008

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14-October update : The strike is still on-going…..

20-October update : The strike is still on-going….. when i came to office this morning, saw a few people sticking on new pieces of paper onto banks’ glass walls

Hi guys,

I believe this is rare sight for fellow Malaysian & Singaporean.

Here at Rio, since yesterday morning, the bank’s clerks union has been on strike.

Only the ATM machines are working.
The banks are all closed down.
Thus, I think, it would just be a matter of time before the ATM run out of money…

As far as I see, and understand, all banks are affected.
I think the workers are not allowing the banks to be opened (they did stayed clear of public entering to use the ATM machines).

And as you can see, there are stickers all over all banks (scroll down for my possibly-off-the-mark-translation of these words).


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“Campanha Salarial do Bancários 2008”
means ‘Bank Clerks Salary Campaign 2008’
“Federação dos Bancários RJ/ES – Sind do Bancários Rio – Demais Sindicados Filiados”
I guess it means ‘Federation of Bank Clerks RJ/ES – Unions of Bank Clerks Rio – other related union’
RJ is the official acronym of Rio de Janeiro state, and ES is for Espirito Santo state. SP is for Sao Paulo state, RS is for Rio Grande do Sul state.
Here in Brazil, each state has their own 2 letter acronym (similar to the US).
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“estamos em greve” = we are on strike
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based on my of-the mark translation, roughly it reads:
what we want
-guarantee of job
-salary adjustment
-actual increase
-end of moral seige (I don’t really understand it) “assédio moral”
-defense of public banks
-isonomy”
-bigger “plr”
-“pcs”
-end of abusive goals
(“plr”& “pcs” are a local acronym. I don’t know what’s that)


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