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Rio de Janeiro airport workers strike on eve of World Cup

June 12, 2014, 11:02 UTC+3
Subway workers in Sao Paulo will not strike on the opening day of the World Cup
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Infographics World Cup 2014: Maracana Stadium World Cup 2014: Maracana Stadium
World Cup 2014: Maracana Stadium. Infographics by ITAR-TASS
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 12. /ITAR-TASS/. Subway workers in Sao Paulo will not strike on the opening day of the World Cup in the Brazilian metropolis. The decision was taken on the trade union conference. Its participants decided to arrange underground operation despite the fact that the earlier trade union leaders could not agree with the authorities on the order repel of dismissal about 40 activists who had participated in the strike.

Organizers planed that the metro should assume the main burden of sending about 70,000 spectators at the Arena de Sao Paulo, where the opening ceremony of the championship and the first game between Brazil and Croatia will take place.

Million inhabitants of the Brazilian metropolis welcomed news about Sao Paulo subway. It came almost simultaneously with the news that the workers of three airports including the international terminal Galeão in Rio de Janeiro begin a partial strike. The strikers demand better working conditions, higher wages and the collective bargaining. In airports 20% ground technical staff will stop the work, which will undoubtedly affect the efficiency of passenger services.

The stadium Maracana in Rio de Janeiro will host the World Cup final July 13. The legendary sports arena will host 7 tournament games, including a Russia-Belgium team meeting on June 22.

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