World UGT 181/2016

Trade Union Information Bulletin             Year  8    nº 181         March 15, 2016

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A Light at the end of the tunnel – The political crisis worsens, which overlaps the economic crisis and makes it hard to find solutions for this economic crisis and imposes an urgent search of an answer for the living forces of Brazil.  UGT believes that we will find a way out. Brazil is bigger than the crisis. Ricardo Patah, president of UGT

2016 Woman full of Life – São Paulo’s East side hosted the largest event of all time to celebrate the International Woman’s Day. Woman full of Life gathered more than 100 people at the Carmo Park, on Sunday, March 6. A social action of UGT and of the Commerce Workers Union of São Paulo, which had the goal of paying tribute to women and to raise awareness on society on the importance of their rights, warning them against any kind of discrimination and violence against women.

International Woman’s Day demands reflection – According to the Getúlio Vargas Foundation, if the current stage is kept, women will only earn equal wages as men in 2085! One of the reasons of the difference among salaries is that, it is harder for women to get a job than it is for men. Double shifts also hinder them. It’s undeniable. Women end up working more than men, but make less money, though they are more educated than men. Enilson Simões de Moura –UGT’s national president

In times of crisis – UGT’s May Day searches for alternatives to minimize the suffering of workers. For the third year in a row, UGT conceives May Day as a date to think of workers within a social, economic and political situation. Starting at this point, far from common festivities of other trade union centers, UGT brings an invitation to reflect on the moment our country is going through.

III Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas – The Trade Union Confederation of the Americas will hold its Third Ordinary Trade Union Congress, from April 26 to 29, at the Convention Center of the Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi, in São Paulo.

IV National Gender, Race and Youth Conference – On April 10, 11 and 12, UGT’s Women, Human Diversity and Youth national departments will hold UGT’s “IV National Gender, Race and Youth Conference”, at the Dayrell Hotel and Convention Center, located at Rua Espírito Santo, 901 – Centro – Belo Horizonte/Minas Gerais.

IndustriALL supports the fight of Nissan’s workers – You can do better, Nissan – Marino Vani, secretary general of IndustriALL Global Union Latin America and the Caribbean, stated and showed the support of his institution to Nissan’s workers.

Women at work – trends 2016 – The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an opportunity to deal with the persistent gender inequalities at work.

 Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary



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