Workers end strike after protest near WCup stadium

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Updated: Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:15:48 EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Workers ended a strike at the World Cup stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba after disrupting traffic for nearly two hours and forcing organizers to accept their demands on Thursday.

More than 100 employees returned to work at the Arena da Baixada after organizers promised to begin paying the salaries owed to them.

The workers had dived streets outside the stadium, causing problems to drivers trying to get to work in the region.

About 50 workers had been on strike since Monday and more joined the movement in recent days, threatening to halt construction at the already-delayed venue and raising concerns whether it could be finished in time for the tournament.

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