Thousands of Brazilians protest new labor law
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Friday to protest labor reforms that they believe only benefit big business.
Trade unions organized marches across the country to demand lawmakers revoke part of the labor law, which was approved by Congress in July and goes into effect on Saturday.
In Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city and financial center, the president of the General Union of Workers, Ricardo Patah, said the new law erodes workers' rights.