Sao Paulo funeral workers strike, delaying burials
SAO PAULO (AP) — Funeral workers are on strike in Brazil's largest city, and it's causing delays in burials.
More than 1,000 workers in Sao Paulo halted their activities on Tuesday, delaying the release of bodies for burial and frustrating relatives of the deceased. Brazilians traditionally hold funerals within a day of death.
The workers want a salary increase of nearly 40 percent and better working conditions.
They said in a statement Wednesday the strike will go on until city officials meet their demands.
Other health workers are also participating in the strike.