World Rainforest Movement

Brazil: Unlimited strike in Veracel

Since last March 18, workers of the pulp mill Veracel, a company equally the Swedish-Finnish Stora Enso and Fibria of Brazil, started an unlimited strike due a deadlock in the salary negotiations for the period 2012-2013.

The strike also unveiled a facet cruel Finnish transnational: the company does not recognize most of the occupational health related diseases, mainly in the field of mechanical harvesting.

Veracel entered, on March 20, a lawsuit against the union, trying to criminalize the strike and that the Justice declare the strike illegal.

See: http://www.rel-uita.org/index.php/pt/component/content/article/606-sindicatos/3153-huelga-por-tiempo-indeterminado-en-veracel ; http://www.rel-uita.org/index.php/pt/component/content/article/606-sindicatos/3165-el-team-veracel-fibria-y-stora-enso ; http://www.bahia40graus.com.br/noticia/9898/doencas-ocupacionais-continuam-sendo-omitidas-na-veracel.html

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