Brazil, Latin America: Week in Review

Brazilian Soccer Stadium Workers May Strike

February 9, 2012 By Staff

Today in Latin America

Top Story — Brazilian workers busy renovating the country’s soccer stadiums for the 2014 World Cup have said they may go on strike, deepening concerns that Brazil’s preparation for the games is not on schedule. Brazilian unions leaders say that construction workers in the country’s south and southeast are making almost twice as much as those in the poorer northern regions of Brazil, and are asking that the salaries be uniform across the country, starting at about 1,000 reais per month. Strikes have delayed renovation and construction in several of the twelve World Cup host cities, including in Rio de Janeiro, whose famous Maracanã stadium will also host the Olympic Games in 2016.

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