Brazil central bank workers end month long strike

Brazil's central bank employees resumed work this week after a one month strike which delayed the release of important macroeconomic data.

The president of the central bank employees' union was quoted as saying that employees held meetings nationwide and accepted the bank's offer to increase wages by 6 percent in January and 4 percent in June 2006.

This was the longest-ever strike by central bank workers. The central bank was expected to announce a new schedule for the release of economic data,