Among the first protests to erupt challenged the Italian-based transnational AlmaViva, which has call centers in 11 Brazilian cities and employs 37,000 workers across the country.
At an AlmaViva center in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, which serves Banco Itaú, a company representative declared to workers protesting on Friday: “AlmaViva, the leadership, top management, plus Itaú and the government are involved and concerned about the coronavirus scenario.” He was interrupted by booing from the angry workers, who know that this is a lie.
In addition to the centers in São Paulo and Belo Horizonte, between Thursday and Friday, protests and strikes broke out at AlmaViva in Teresina, Piauí in Brazil’s Northeast, as well as well as in Guarulhos, also in the state of São Paulo.
In another center run by the company where Roma works, in Salvador, the capital of Bahia, workers went on a wildcat strike on Thursday and Friday.
It is not.” Ian added: “Without active offering (sales service), Brazil doesn’t stop, only the big companies stop profiting.