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Thousands go on strike in Brazil, call for better job conditions

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BRASILIA: Tens of thousands of workers across Brazil have walked off their jobs in a nationwide strike demanding better working conditions and improved public services.

Strikers are partially or completely blocking 17 highways in seven states, demanding better public transit, health and education services, agricultural reform and a reduced work week.

Subway, bus and train workers in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other state capitals did not join the strike organized by Brazil’s biggest trade union federations.

The event follows mass nationwide protests that hit Brazil last month.

Asad Haroon
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