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Bus Strike in SP Leaves 240,000 Without Service: Daily

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As many as a quarter of a million people have been left without bus service in greater São Paulo following a strike by bus drivers and operators. Striking employees of bus company Mobibrasil in Osasco, west of São Paulo, blocked bus garages and prevented 182 of 198 of the region’s municipal buses from operating. In Diadema, south of São Paulo, none of the 250 buses left the garage.

The drivers demand better lunch hours, and that sick days are not deducted from their salaries. A current driver . . .

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