Workers building World Cup stadium in northeastern Brazil remain on strike
AP/Washington Post, 04/11/2012
(Eraldo Peres/Associated Press) - Brazil’s Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo adjusts his glasses during a session by the Sports and Culture Commission at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday April 10, 2012. The General Law of the 2014 World Cup, which sets guidelines for the organization of the international soccer tournament, was approved in March in the House of Representatives and awaits a vote in the Senate to take effect.
Workers building a World Cup stadium in northeastern Brazil decided to remain on strike Wednesday to demand better pay and improved benefits.
The strike in Fortaleza entered its second week after workers rejected an offer made by the construction companies involved in the project.
Workers in the northeast city of Natal also refused to return to work on Wednesday despite losing a court decision ordering them to halt their 10-day strike, according to local media.