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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Officers of the policiais civis (civil police) force in Rio de Janeiro state have announced a 72-hour walkout until the full payment of December wages, Christmas bonus and other benefits are paid to both police in the force and retirees. The announcement comes on the day that the Penitentiary Workers Union (SindiSistema) also announced a one-week strike for the payment of back wages.

“The sector opted for the strike until next Monday (January 23rd), throughout the State Penitentiary System, when there will be a new Assembly for evaluation . . .

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