Union spokesman Nicolau Soares says the strike that began Tuesday is taking place in all but one of Brazil’s 27 states, though at least some banks are operating normally. Soares says he does not know how many of Brazil’s more than 480,000 bank workers actually walked off their jobs.
The Brazilian Banking Federation says it does not yet know how widespread the strike is.
Soares says bank workers are demanding a 12.8 percent pay hike while the banks are offering 8 percent.
Source: Washington Post