Striking Funeral Workers Halt Burials in Sao Paulo

Workers in Sao Paulo’s death industry are striking, meaning families can’t bury their dead relatives, the Associated Press reports. Brazilian custom calls for the dead to be buried within a day of death; and the strike of more than a thousand workers in the country’s biggest city Wednesday meant delays in bodies being released for funerals.
Workers want 40 percent bigger paychecks and improved working conditions; they say they won’t go back to work until the city meets their demands.


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