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by Journal Of Commerce

More than 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on April 17, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

More than 2,000 construction workers returned to their jobs at the Olympic Park on April 17, ending a two-week strike that further slowed the trouble-plagued 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

A spokeswoman for Rio Mais, the consortium building venues at the main Olympic cluster located 25 kilometres west of central Rio, said no more work stoppages were foreseen.

Workers returned briefly on April 16, but were encouraged to leave after a few hours by union leaders.

About 2,300 workers have been off the job since April 3, lobbying for higher wages and more benefits.

The strike added to delays in organizing South America’s first Olympics, which came under withering criticism last week from the International Olympic Committee.

The Associated Press

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