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Rio mayor says workers must make up lost time
Strike at Rio's Olympic venues continues; mayor says workers must make up lost time
Associated Press
2014-04-12 06:01 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- More than 2,000 workers at Rio de Janeiro's 2016 Olympic venues remained on strike Friday, and the city's mayor warned that the workers will have to make up for lost time.

The consortium Rio Mais, which is building venues at the Olympic Park, confirmed the continuing work stoppage. The strike began April 3 and is one of many delays plaguing South America's first Olympics.

Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes says it's the responsibility of Rio Mais to resolve the strike. Paes says workers "will have to make up for these lost days."

Workers are defying the order of a regional labor court, which ruled Wednesday they should return. The court said a settlement should be negotiated in the next 30 days. The dispute involves wages and working conditions.

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