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21 Jan 2019 | 08:00 AM UTC

Brazil: São Paulo metro workers plan strike beginning February 5

Brazil News Alert

Metro worker union plan strike beginning February 5; transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/6/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Sao_Paulo). COUNTRY/REGION São Paulo


A union representing workers on the São Paulo metro is threatening to hold a general strike beginning Tuesday, February 5. The strike would affect services on the 1 (Blue), 2 (Green), 3 (Red), and 15 (Silver) lines. A union vote will be held on Monday, February 4, on whether to proceed with the worker action. Transportation disruptions and increased traffic congestion is likely in the event of a strike.


Individuals in São Paulo are advised to monitor the situation, allow additional travel time, and anticipate transportation disruptions and traffic congestion.


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