Brazilian central bank strike escalates

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Staff at the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB) went on continuous strike from April 1, after a multi-week campaign of slowdowns and briefer stoppages.

The latest walkout follows a ballot held on March 28, in which workers voted overwhelmingly to strike, according to the Sinal union.

The union is seeking wage increases after the federal government extended pay improvements to police and related services, but not other government employees. It is also demanding changes to the requirements and titles

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