A two-hour work stoppage at 12 major airports Wednesday morning brought havoc to Brazilian air space, according to government agencies responsible for air traffic. Airline workers called the two-hour stoppage as part of an annual wage campaign. The 12 targeted airports included key São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasília terminals. Officials said 97 flights were canceled Wednesday and 170 delayed because of the job action. Union spokesmen said more work stoppages were possible in the coming weeks, but no dates have been set. Unions are demanding an 11% retroactive wage hike. Airlines are offering a staggered wage increase.
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