(en) Appeal from dockworkers in Santos,

Andrew Flood (ANFLOOD@macollamh.ucd.ie)
Wed, 09 Apr 1997 16:20:24 +0100 (BST)

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Subject: Appeal from dockworkers in Santos, Brazil Sender: union-d@wolfnet.com

Dockworkers in the port of Santos, Brazil are appealing for worldwide support in a fight against casualisation. A San Paulo based steel company has started to employ non registered dock labour at its terminal at Santos. This has provoked a general strike by unions at the port and the occupation by dockworkers of two ships, the Marcos Dias and the Vancouver, that are attempting to use the terminal.

A fight took place with military police on Saturday in which three workers were injured. The company has now got a judge to authorise use of the army to break the occupation.

The Santos dockers need immediate international support. They are asking for protests to be directed to Brazilian embassies etc to show that their situation is known about and their fight supported internationally.

Up to date information on this developing situation is available in Portugese from the Santos port unions web site on http://www.portodesantos.com/sindicatos and we will be producing regular english updates on the LabourNet web site.

LabourNet http://www.labournet.org.uk

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