Brazilian post office employees are going back to work after a 28-day strike.

Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva says the workers accepted the government's original offer.

The employees will receive an $45.7 increase a month as of October and an additional raise next August.

Officials say the strike cost the postal service $320 million. And it leaves the returning postal workers with plenty to do: They say 180 million pieces of mail accumulated during the strike.