The negotiation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (ACT) between oil workers and Petrobras is in progress. Partial results released until 31 August, with votes from 6,413 union members, reveal that 84% have rejected the proposal debated during the assemblies of the Single Federation of Oil Workers (FUP) and the National Federation of Oil Workers (FNP).
The assemblies in the union bases of the FNP were closed on 31 August, while those of the FUP ended on 4 September 2022. The ACT proposal was rejected by the FNP Sindipetros, and an indication of a national strike was approved, if there is no progress in the negotiations, which should be mediated by the Superior Labor Court. FNP also advises employees not to sign the Individual Work Agreement, and criticized Petrobras for allegedly not using good faith in the negotiations. SindipetroBA, affiliated to the FUP, approved a strike warning if there is no success in the ACT negotiations. Sindipetro Caxias approved an indication of a 4-hour delay in the surrender of the shift.
Intentional Work Delay
On 31 August, part of the oil tankers promoted delays in the change of shifts in some units of the Petrobras System, but without operational impact, such as: at the REDUC refineries, in Duque de Caxias/RJ; at REVAP, in São José dos Campos/SP; at RECAP, in Mauá/SP; at REMAN, in Manaus/AM; at REGAP, in Betim/MG; and at REPAR, in Araucária/PR.
On 1 September, the FUP asked Petrobras to continue the collective bargaining, to extend the validity of the current ACT, to maintain the base date and proposed to hold a meeting on 5 September to formalize the final result of the assemblies and resume the negotiation process. On its website, it announced that representatives of Petrobras’ Human Resources area agreed to meet on the proposed date.