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Brazil airport workers declare partial strike for first day of World Cup

Brazil airport workers declare partial strike for first day of World Cup

Ground staff at three major airports in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will stage a 24-hour partial protest on the opening day of World Cup, their union said on Wednesday.

The workers promised to maintain 80 percent of service on Thursday, but the partial work stoppage raises fears of delays as fans flood the city for the tournament’s opening matches.

The workers have been seeking raises and special bonuses tied to the World Cup for months.

Photo: Passengers pass in front of a promotional banner at the Brasilia Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on June 11, 2014. (Paul Hanna/Reuters)

[AFP]

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