RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Postal workers have announced a strike starting this Wednesday evening, July 31st. According to the National Federation of Workers of Mail and Telegraph Companies (FENTECT), the class held the last meeting planned in the calendar of negotiations with Brazil's state-owned postal service Correios, in Brasília, on Tuesday morning, July 30th.

According to Fischer Moreira, FENTECT's press secretary, the union is protesting against the "low salary readjustment and the removal of historical rights." One of the changes proposed by the company is the exclusion of parents as dependents from the employees' health plan . . .

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