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Brazil Cops to Strike, Demand World Cup Overtime Pay Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, May 22, 2014, 01:09 AM

Brazilian police officers are demanding World Cup overtime pay and going on strike.

According to the BBC News, "Thousands of police in at least 14 Brazilian states are holding a one-day strike over pay. The strike takes place less than a month before the beginning of the football World Cup, in another hiccup in preparations for the event."

Brazil cops are demanding 80 percent pay raises.

As reported by the BBC, "The industrial action affects several World Cup host cities, including Sao Paulo, where the tournament will begin on 12 June, and Rio de Janeiro. The authorities were quick to play down any risk of major disruption."

Brazilian military pledged to go on strike after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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