Brazilian postal workers end 28-day strike

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Posted: Oct 13, 2011 12:49 PM
Brazilian postal workers end 28-day strike

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.