According to media reports, as the Brazilian truck driver strikes gradually subsided, services are slowly returning to normal. On May 30, São Paulo Mayor Bruno Covas announced the cancellation of the city's state of emergency.
According to reports, due to the shortage of materials caused by the strike of truck drivers, the city government announced on the 25th that the city of São Paulo entered a state of emergency. “The city government will follow up the situation further, but today’s situation is getting better and there is no need to continue to be in a state of emergency,” Kovas said.
In addition, the city government also announced Friday (June 1) as an optional holiday. "This is for the city government to restore everything to normal, and use the necessary supplies for the school on Friday," the announcement said.
On the 30th, at least one-quarter of the gas stations in São Paulo began to provide fuel. The city government expects that the gas station service will resume normal from the 31st. However, 16 gas stations will specifically provide fuel for municipal service vehicles, and 37 gas stations will give priority to education and medical public service.
In addition, at least 500 trucks will enter the Sao Paulo Farmers Wholesale Market (Ceagesp) on the morning of the 30th, which should normally be 2,000. As the supply of goods increases, the supply of goods in the supermarket is gradually returning to normal.
In addition, 100 garbage collection points in São Paulo have resumed operations on the 30th. It is expected that the city's garbage collection service will be fully restored next Monday.
In terms of education, the supply of perishable food (eggs, vegetables, etc.) in municipal schools will be fully normalized by next Friday, and the absenteeism rate of students and teachers will gradually decrease.
Despite the impact of truck driver strikes on people's daily lives, according to data released by Brazilian opinion polling agency Datafolha on the 30th, 87% of Brazilian respondents expressed support.
Brazil's "Sao Paulo" reported that Datafolha conducted a telephone survey of 1,500 Brazilians, only 10% said it opposed, 2% said it did not matter, and 1% did not comment. The error margin of the survey is about 3 percentage points.
Although most people expressed support for the strike of truck drivers, Brazilians are reluctant to accept if the government raises taxes and reduces government spending in order to meet the requirements of truck drivers.
In order to end the strike, the Brazilian government announced the downgrade of firewood.Oil priceGrid, exempt the toll of empty trucks, etc. According to the survey, the majority (59%) of respondents believe that the negative impact of the measures announced by the Brazilian government on the general public outweighs the benefits. Despite this, 96% of respondents said the government was slow to negotiate with truck drivers.
The data also showed that 56% of respondents believe that the strike should continue after signing the agreement, while 42% expressed the hope that the strike will end. The support for strikes in Brazil is basically the same, with a slight decline in support among the wealthier and older Brazilians.
Datafolha also investigated the impact of truck driver strikes on Brazilian life. 51% of respondents said they gave up an activity because of a strike, and 49% did not change their daily activities.
In terms of fuel supply, 37% of respondents said it was very difficult to refuel their cars, 43% said they were not bothered, and 15% said they only had a little trouble.
Although one of the biggest impacts of truck driver strikes is food supply, only 14% of respondents said they encountered some difficulties in food procurement, while 10% said they encountered great difficulties.
In addition, 15% of respondents suspended work due to strikes, 73% said they were going to work normally; 13% said they gave up medical treatment, 83% said they were seeking medical treatment; 69% of students went to school normally, and 19% stayed at home; 26% Respondents said they canceled their travel plans and 67% traveled normally.
(Original title: Brazilian truck driver strikes to calm down. Polls: 90% of the people support the strike)