Rio de Janeiro, 13 July 2021. A day of struggle in Brazil, called by the federations of postal workers (Fentect/CUT and Findect/CTB) (They are fighting for a wage increase); by Fasubra (Federation of Brazilian University Workers) and the National Front of Struggles (FNL), which group together rural and urban movements.
These different trade union organisations will hold demonstrations in the workplaces and the states.
This day of protest is part of the mobilisations that have been taking place since June throughout Brazil against the Bolsonaro/Moura government under the slogan Bolsonaro Out! Against corruption, the genocidal handling of the pandemic and the profound social crisis affecting the Brazilian working people.
Last 3 July, thousands of people took to the streets. On that day, over 800 thousand people mobilised in 312 cities, according to the Brasil Popular and People Without Fear fronts.
Similar demos took place on 29 May and 19 June, called by the Out with Bolsonaro campaign.
The Socialist Workers’ Current (CST), the Brazilian section of the IWU-FI and a member of the PSOL, is part of the drive for the day of protest to bring the working class into the scene.
Today’s activity will be a salient step in building this big day of protest planned for 24 July, in which street mobilisations will take place all over the country.
From the CST/PSOL, we call to organise the 24J demo with grassroots meetings in the trade unions, forming committees of struggle in the workplaces and the popular neighbourhoods. The unity of action with Conlutas, the left collectives and the student movement will promote battle.