First it was the truckers – now, Petrobras employees are also going on strike. Oil workers have started a 72-hour halt, demanding changes at the top of Brazil’s oil and gas company. They are fighting Petrobras’s new pricing policy, which directly reflects the fluctuations of oil prices in the international market.
The fact that oil workers have launched their own strike at a time when the truckers’ movement is starting to wane is creating a new wave of uncertainty over the country’s fuel supplies – even though union leaders say that fuel stocks are full. Needless to say, it’s adding even more pressure to the federal administration. And God knows President Michel Temer doesn’t excel during moments of crisis.