Ninety-four gas workers were dismissed in Uruguay by “MontevideoGas” company whose main shareholder is the Brazilian oil company Petrobras.
By CSP-Conlutas Media Workgroup
Petrobras threats to leave the country in order to decrease its workforce from 163 workers to only 50 bringing safety standards to the lowest point.
The gas workers Union and the national labor federation PIT-CNT wants Uruguayan President Tabaré Vasquez to intervene to rehire all dismissed workers.
While the union threatens to carry out workers’ control on all gas operations, PIT-CNT will call a 24-hour general strike.
Last Saturday President Vasquez announced that the government called talks with the Petrobras.
CSP-Conlutas stands in solidarity with Uruguayan gas workers in their struggle to rehire all dismissed workers.
Furthermore CSP-Conlutas believes that gas and oil operations should be handled exclusively by State-owned companies.
Therefore CSP-Conlutas stands for the nationalization of both gas and oil operations by Uruguayan State.