Strikes End Except for Federal Police

By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Following months of strikes by broad swathes of public sector workers, from university professors to customs officers, the majority of workers on Tuesday accepted the government’s offer of a 15.8 percent pay-rise over three years. Federal Police unions however rejected the offer and opted to continue the labor strike action.

President Dilma Rousseff had given workers a deadline of Tuesday to accept the proposal, threatening to take the issue to the courts if a deal could not . . .

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