Work has restarted on numerous venues in Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup after a two-week strike ended.

Workers building the Castelao Stadium initiated strike action on April 2 but an agreement with Galvao Engenharia and Andrade Mendonca, the construction companies, brought it to an end after almost two weeks of strike action. The deal includes a pay rise of up to 21% depending on position, as well as improved benefits.

World Cup organisers have recently stated that the Castelao Stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, will host six tournament matches and is the closest of all to being completed, with 60% of the work already finished.

The Arena das Dunas in Natal is one of last stadiums to be erected and work continued last week. Construction at the Fonte Nova in Salvador, meanwhile, has not yet resumed following the strikes.

Posted on 18/04/2012