Street sweepers protest to get on Covid vaccination priority list

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Sweepers interrupted garbage collection services. Photo: Fernanda Carvalho/Fotos Publicas

Urban cleaning workers in the city of São Paulo went on strike on Tuesday, interrupting garbage collection services. One group organized a protest in front of City Hall, demanding they and their colleagues be included in the state’s priority lists for Covid-19 vaccines.

Unions say they have filed requests for priority immunization to the São Paulo state government, the municipal administration, the city council, and the municipal urban cleaning authorities.