- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SAO PAULO (AP) - Workers building a World Cup stadium in northeastern Brazil ended a weeklong strike after getting a pay raise.

Workers at the Fonte Nova stadium in the city of Salvador said Wednesday they returned to work after accepting a 10.5 percent raise and improved benefits.

They had stopped construction last Thursday as part of a statewide strike by construction workers in Bahia. Only the Fonte Nova workers returned to their jobs, and the union representing them said the decision was made to help the city keep its chances of hosting games in next year’s Confederations Cup.

FIFA will decide in June if Salvador and Recife will join four other cities as hosts.

On Monday, workers building the World Cup stadium in Fortaleza ended a two-week strike after getting a raise.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide