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Rio Trash Workers Stay on Strike Through Carnival

By Benjamin Parkin, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Trash piled up throughout Rio de Janeiro this Carnival, as street sweepers from Comlurb (Municipal Urban Cleaning Company) went on strike. The strike was declared illegal on Saturday by the Justiça do Trabalho (Labor Court), and the street sweepers’ union, the Union of Employees of Companies of Cleanliness and Conservation in Rio de Janeiro, distanced itself from those that remain on strike.

Despite this, large numbers of street sweepers continued on . . .

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