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Brazil oil unions hold 24 hour job action at Petrobras platforms

BY TOM MURPHY

SAO PAULO -- Unions representing Brazilian oil workers held a 24 hour job action on offshore drilling platforms owned by Petrobras.

In a statement, the National Oil Workers Federation said workers on 33 of the 39 offshore platforms in the huge Campos Basin near Rio de Janeiro were taking part in the job action. Workers on the platforms will perform only essential services.Normal activities will resume, the federation said.

Workers are protesting changes in calculation and payment of overtime. The job action was designed as a "warning" to Petrobras, the federation said. No further job actions are currently scheduled.

In its own statement, Petrobras said it was "taking all steps necessary to assure normal operations and no interruption in supplies of fuel and other products to the public." Through a spokeswoman, the company declined to comment on the specific issue of overtime pay.

Dow Jones Newswires

07/25/2013

 

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