Trade Unionism in Pernambuco
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In Chapters 2 and 3 we looked at the rebirth of the Brazilian labour movement. The CUT’s strategy of seizing the official unions in order to change them from the inside proved successful. So the first workers’ mobilisations since the military-imposed silence came both from inside and outside the union structure. Where the old union leadership remained asleep, a new generation of young unionists managed to provoke workers’ collective action. Very often those militants that came together during wage campaigns subsequently formed opposition groups challenging the old leadership through electoral disputes.
KeywordsCollective Bargaining Labour Relation Occupational Category Labour Movement Industry Worker
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