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Brazilian Regulators Go On Strike

Posted 25 July 2012 | By Ansis Helmanis 

Brazilian government officials, including those at the regulatory agency Anvisa, have gone on strike, leaving the agency critically under-staffed and scrambling to make sure its basic operational functions are maintained.

Anivsa said in a statement that the Brazilian Supreme Court has ordered it to ensure at least 30% of its work force remains on the job during a strike of the regulatory agency's workers. Anvisa has reportedly assured industry that the agency will continue to review and approve marketing authorization applications and maintain essential services during the strike.  

As a matter of law, the worker's union must ensure that a sufficient number of members continue to work in order to "avoid irreparable harm, irreversible deterioration of goods, machinery and equipment, as well as the maintenance of essential activities".

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