Global and Brazilian Unions protest military coup in Myanmar

Responding to a worldwide call from the Global Unions including Public Services International (PSI), union leaders in Brazil and the Americas organized a demonstration against the military coup that took place in Myanmar on February 1st.

The demonstration took place in front of Myanmar’s consulate in São Paulo, Brazil. A joint letter signed by participating organizations was delivered to Consul Ricardo Cateb Cury.

“We know that public workers, especially health workers, are at the forefront of resistance against the dictatorship. This makes it even more crucial that PSI, a global union representing the public sector and its professionals, actively participate in demonstrations in favor of freedom for Myanmar,” said Jocelio Drummond, PSI's regional secretary for the Americas.

Health workers from at least 70 hospitals in Myanmar are leading the movement to denounce the military coup and demand the restoration of the parliament that was elected in November 2020.

Download the letter:

Letter from international and Brazilian trade unions organizations to the Myanmar consulate in São Paulo

We stand in solidarity with Myanmar’s workers and with the people of Myanmar and pay tribute to those brave workers taking action to reject the military takeover.