Brazilian World Cup Builders Call For National Strike As Construction Death Toll Rises – 15 December 2013

RT logoBrazil’s troubled World Cup 2014 preparations may take another blow as a construction workers’ union slammed safety conditions at WC venues and called for a nationwide strike, following two more lethal incidents on Saturday.

Both fatalities occurred at the Arena Amazonia stadium in the city of Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, which is scheduled to host four group stage matches during next year’s event.

“A general strike would be ideal, to show the reality that nobody wants to see,” Amazonia Construction Union president, Cicero Custodio, is cited as saying by Globoesporte. “The government only shows the pretty part of the works and forgets who’s there making them happen. This Monday we will be there, demanding our rights as workers and exposing this reality.”

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