Rio airport staff declare 24-hour partial strike for World Cup kick-off

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Ground staff at Rio de Janeiro’s three airports will stage a 24-hour partial strike Thursday, the day Brazil hosts the opening match of the World Cup, their union said.

The workers vowed to maintain 80 percent service, but the strike will nevertheless raise fears of delays as a flood of football fans descends on the tourist-magnet city around the opening match in Sao Paulo and first match in Rio on Sunday.

According to the AP, the unions representing the airport workers are seeking wage raises of at least 5.6 per cent. 

Source: AFP, AP