Truckers speak again on strike after Petrobras raises diesel; check out the risk
The readjustment in diesel prices in the order of 14.26% performed by Petrobras (PETR4) caused indigestion in the category of truck drivers as was to be imagined.
The novelty is that the word strike returned to be aired and considered as a card on the table this Friday (17).
Leaders of movements that represent truck drivers and other self-employed professionals in the transport sector stated to the Money Timesonce again, its dissatisfaction with Petrobras’ current pricing policy.
“The truth is that one way or another, if this Petrobras pricing policy is maintained, the country will stop again. If you don’t stop because of a strike, it will be because you are paid to work. A strike is the most likely”, he warns. Lacy Wallacethe Chorão, president of the abrava (Brazilian Association of Motor Vehicle Drivers).
For Jose Roberto StringasciZé Roberto, who represents in São Paulo the ANTB (National Transport Association in Brazil Liberdade e Trabalho), it is possible that the value of fuels be reduced to R$ 4 per liter without the need to eliminate the tax collection, as proposed by the federal government.
“This increase in fuel prices will affect all Brazilians. Today, I am the coordinator of the Soberano Brasil caravan, going all over the country raising awareness not only of the category, but the entire population about the effects of Petrobras’ PPI“, says Stringasci.
What can stop a truckers’ strike?
It has already been noted that the main criticism of truck drivers is in relation to the International Parity Price (PPI), a pricing policy adopted by Petrobras in 2016, in the midst of It was Fear.
Since then, the price readjustments of the Gasoline It’s from diesel started to be made by the state-owned company, taking into account the variations in the oil price in the international market and, consequently, the dollar variation.
With the advent of war between Russia and Ukrainethe commodity accentuated its bullish rally in 2022added to the appreciation of the dollar against the real while the Brazilian electoral race is approaching its conclusion.
Truck drivers see no chance of having cheaper fuel in Brazil as long as the federal government does not attack the root of evil.
“The government needs to change Petrobras’ pricing policy. The 11 people who make up the state-owned company’s council need to change the PPI. I see that they do not change this just to favor the big players in the transport sector”, says the ANTB representative.