Brazil central bank employees join strike action


Employees of the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) walked out on January 18 as part of a pay dispute involving several government agencies, Brazilian media reports.

The central bank’s union, Sinal, said that about half of the BCB’s employees participated in the two-hour stoppage without interrupting vital central bank functions.

The walkout was part of a national public sector campaign against provisions in the 2022 federal budget. The fiscal package contained 1.7 billion reais ($314.3 million) in

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