SindPD begins strike

- Monday, March 28, 2011

SindPD begins strike

Members of São Paulo state IT workers union SindPD began their first day of strikes Monday, affecting several IT firms within the state, according to a release from SindPD.

The union reported 100% stoppage at firms such as Indra - which serves Telefônica, General Motors, Femsa, Petrobras and Vivo - as well as ConnectCom, which serves federally controlled savings bank Caixa Econômica Federal (CEF). ConnectCom has directly contacted SindPD and is negotiating an agreement, the union said.

Other affected companies include IT firm Stefanini, whose department serving Bayer was interrupted. Operations were also affected at Fidelity, whose main clients are banks Bradesco and Santander. Additional demonstrations were staged at offices of HP/EDS, Tivit and CPM Braxis.

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The strike was called after employers union Seprosp rejected on Friday (Mar 25) a compromise proposal from Brazilian work ministry MPT, which had stepped in as mediator and whose proposal SindPD had originally accepted.

Since no agreement was reached, SindPD said it had returned to its original demands - an 11.9% increase in salaries, implementation of a profit sharing plan and a food subsidy of 15 reais (US$9) a day.