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17 Feb 2020 | 08:59 PM UTC

Brazil: Truck drivers union announces strike in Santos February 19

Union representing truck drivers plans a strike in Santos (São Paulo state) on February 19; transportation disruptions expected



A union representing truck drivers in Santos municipality (São Paulo state) has called for a strike on Wednesday, February 19, to demand a minimum freight price and a reduction in fuel prices. Participants reportedly plan to block highways in the municipality from 06:00 to 18:00 (local time).

Transportation disruptions, such as heavy traffic, are expected in Santos municipality during the strike period.


On February 17, truck drivers protested at the entrance to the port of Santos; disrupting the unloading of shipments and arrival of trucks.


Individuals in Santos are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.