World UGT 174/2015

Trade Union Information Bulletin Year 7 nº 174 November 30, 2015

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Export to employ: UGT’s proposal to face the crisis
– We are experiencing a difficult situation. We are coping with political and economic difficulties. An environmental catastrophe is added to that. Mariana. A health emergency. Due to this situation, it is extremely hard to be optimist. But UGT remains optimist. It still believes in solutions for Brazil. With this spirit that UGT’s Institute of Higher Studies launches “Export to employ: a proposal for the crisis”. Ricardo Patah, national president of UGT

Black women in the fight – Fighting against racism and gender violence was the main ideal of 10 thousand women – estimates of the Police, who, on November 18 marched towards the Congress in Brasilia.

Dieese points out decline in salaries in 2015 – A research of Dieese points out to a decline in salaries in 2015. New formal workers earned, in October, on average, 87,7% of wages paid to workers who were dismissed, accorded to data complied for the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

UGT holds 3rd Plenary Session of Commerce Workers – UGT’s 3rd National Plenary Session of Trade Union Officers of the Commerce took place in Fortaleza, Ceara, and was attended by officers from all over Brazil and Latin America, with the goal of discussing the socioeconomic moment and draw guidelines and strategies in defense of this class, which is one of the most affected by the current situation.
UGT hosts II Seminar on Social Welfare – On November 27, the head office of UGT hosted the II Seminar on Social Welfare Benefits – Getting to know rights and duties”. This event is a result of a partnership of the Board of Directors of Social Assistance/Welfare of the Trade Union of Commerce Workers of São Paulo with INSS (National Institute of Social Security), through the Executive Agency of São Paulo/Program on Social Welfare Education.

WSM Meeting in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic – World Solidarity – WSM and Confédération des syndicats chrétiens – CSC from Belgium, which financed some projects of UGT, invited Paulo Roberto (Ipros) and Roberto Nolasco (UGT’s Institute), members of the trade union center’s technical staff, to participate in the development of the work plan 2017-2021.

UGT and CONTEC for the end of violence against women – On November 25, the female bench of the Congress started the 16-day campaign of activism for the end of violence against women. UGT was represented on the occasion by Rumiko Tanaka, finance director of CONTEC and director of UGT’s board of executives.

Chinese unionists from Hubei Federation at UGT
– On November 26, a delegation of officers from Hubei Federation of Trade Union, which represents trade unions of workers in China, visited the national head office of UGT.

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Marcos Afonso Oliveira
UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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