LABOR WALKOUT COMES TO AN END IN BRAZIL

Petroleos Brasileiro SA's most serious labor strike in decades was coming to an end last week. At one time in the 12 day walkout, 70% of onshore workers and 90% of offshore workers were off the job (OGJ, Sept. 23, p. 18). Brazil's Superior Labor Tribunal ruled the strike illegal and ordered an immediate return to work. Most of the 55,000 Petrobras employees had returned to their duties last week. Strikers had demanded a 370% wage hike, but the company wanted to grant only 80%. The

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