The strike at the University of São Paulo, Brazil

September 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The strike at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months now because of disagreements with regard to wages, absence of inflation corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities. I heard that some university buildings on the main campus in São Paulo are now occupied and that there have been clashes involving rubber bullets having been fired at the protesters. I have not seen any aggression or violence here at the Piracicaba campus though; not from the protesters and not from the police. The strikers are kind and eager to explain their cause. However, some classes have been cancelled, and the administration process for certain classes may be hindered. With the strike lasting for more than 3 months now it seems that something needs to change and a skilled mediator seems very much needed.

Image below: The encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo in front of the main building, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil.

The encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilThe encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilThe encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: Protest signs associated with the strike on the main building, University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil

Protest signs associated with the strike on the main building, University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilProtest signs associated with the strike on the main building, University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilProtest signs associated with the strike on the main building, University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: The encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo in front of the main building, Piracicaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil.

The encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilThe encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilThe encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: Marcelo Cseh with his motorcycle at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piracicaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil

Marcelo Cseh with his motorcycle, Piracicaba, BrazilMarcelo Cseh with his motorcycle, Piracicaba, BrazilMarcelo Cseh with his motorcycle at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: Strikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piracicaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil

Strikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilStrikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilStrikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: Strikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piracicaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil

Strikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilStrikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilStrikers at the encampment at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: Strikers preparing pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piracicaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil

Strikers preparing pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilStrikers preparing pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilStrikers preparing pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

Image below: Striker frying pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piracicaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil

A striker fries pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilA striker fries pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), BrazilA striker fries pastelles at the encampment of the strikers at the University of São Paulo, Piraciccaba campus (ESALQ), Brazil. A good portion of the university personnel has been on strike for more than 3 months because of disagreements of wages, absence of infaltion corrections, and cuts in access to health care and educational opportunities.

 

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