Brazil subway workers strike enters 3rd day
Subway workers strike in Brazilian Word Cup host city enters 3ed day
Associated Press
2014-06-08 03:01 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The company that runs the subway system in the Brazilian city hosting the World Cup's opening match in less than a week says that all five of its lines are operating either partially or normally as workers enter the third day of a strike demanding higher wages.

Maria Figaro is a spokeswoman for the subway workers union. She says that lines were being operated Saturday by management personnel and newly hired trainees.

Figaro says that subway company's wage proposals haven't changed "so the strike will most likely continue until our demands are met."

She says the union reduced its initial demand, from a 16 to 12.2 percent wage, but the company insists it can only afford an 8.7 percent raise.

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