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Garbage Worker Strike Ends in Rio de Janeiro: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After over four hours of negotiations held at the Tribunal Regional do Trabalho (Regional Labor Court) on the afternoon of Saturday, March 8th, the street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) and the city reached an agreement ending the strike that began on Saturday, March 1st and saw trash overflowing in city during Carnival celebrations.

Base salaries for the street sweepers will now increase from R$803 to R$1,100 and daily meals allowances will rise to R$20. The settlement fell slightly short of the

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