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SBD Global/June 11, 2014/International Football

São Paulo Metro Workers Suspend Strike, Avoiding Transport Chaos Ahead of World Cup

São Paulo Metro workers "have suspended a strike over pay to allow for negotiations," according to the BBC. The five-day stoppage "had caused traffic chaos in one of the world's most congested cities" just days ahead of the FIFA World Cup. The union "warned that the strike would resume" during Thursday's opening match "if its demands are not matched." Arena de Sao Paulo, where the tournament kicks off with a match between Brazil and Croatia, "is located on the city's outskirts and a metro strike could cause major disruption." A spokesperson for the union said that they "would meet again on Wednesday to consider their position but insisted that staff threatened with dismissal would have to be reinstated" (BBC, 6/10).
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