Express and parcel deliveries in Brazil should return to normal this week after most postal workers returned to work yesterday ending a two-week strike. Thousands of employees of postal operator Correios (ECT) launched the strike in late April in protest at planned job cuts and cost savings and also after the government warned that the heavily loss-making organisation might have to be privatised. In response to the stoppage, Correios (also known under its abbreviation ECT) was forced to suspend its express parcel delivery services SEDEX10, SEDEX12 and SEDEX Hoje, although other mail and parcel services were maintained. However, Correios claimed that more than 80% of its 117,500 employees did not participate in the strike.