Truck drivers discuss strike from May 21; Petrobras announced an 8.86% readjustment in refineries last Monday
Videos of truck drivers against the rise in the price of diesel started going viral on TikTok in recent days. In one of them, a worker shows that the final value to supply the truck exceeds R$ 5,500. “See if you can afford it here, man. It has no conditions. And I’ll have to make one more supply to get to Mato Grosso. The freight was R$ 11 thousand. Will stop. The trucks will stop,” says the truck driver in the video. The recording was made in the Barreiras region, in Bahia, where a liter of diesel costs R$ 8.24.
THE Petrobras announced a readjustment of 8.86% in the price of diesel at refineries on Monday, 9th. After the increase, truck drivers began to discuss a strike starting on May 21st. The Brazilian Association of Motor Vehicle Drivers (Abrava) stated that it received the adjustment “with indignation” and criticized the state-owned company’s pricing policy. In Espírito Santo, the Union of Autonomous Road Transporters of Goods (Sindicam) went on strike on Wednesday, 11th. day-to-day of the truck driver”, said the entity in a note.
“The freight was 11 thousand reais. And I’ll have to make one more supply to arrive in Mato Grosso yet”
Well, guys. There on Tiktok it’s FULL of these videos. pic.twitter.com/zNWnWjxI8L
— treasurer (@tesoureiros) May 12, 2022