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Waste Removal Workers on Strike in Rio de Janeiro

By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The waste removal workers of Rio de Janeiro's Comlurb (the Municipal Cleaning Company) have gone on strike since yesterday night, March 12th and trash has already accumulated in the city's streets the next morning. The workers demand a salary increase of 47.7 percent.

The Worker's Court, TRT, however already declared the strike as illegal early this morning and announced fines of up to R$100,000 for the representing union for each day that they continue. One of the reasons for the court's decision is the . . .

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