Trade Union Information Bulletin Year 8 nº 184 May 16, 2016
You can read on this number – World UGT 185/2016
Social security under discussion – On May 16, the acting president had a meeting at the Palácio do Planalto with representatives of trade union centers to discuss the social security reform. Unionists criticized the proposal of creating a minimum age for retirement and affirmed that workers cannot pay the price of the economic crisis.
Sustainable City and Health – On May 12, the National Federation of Service, Cleaning and Conservation, Urban, Environmental and Green Area Cleaning Workers (Fenascon), an institution affiliated with UGT, held the International Seminar Sustainable City and Health. This event, which took place at the head office of the Trade Union of Workers of Cleaning Service Companies of São Paulo (Siemaco), gathered delegations of institutions from all over Brazil, Chile and Argentina.
Samba at the Paulista Avenue – As part of the program of the photographic exhibition Workers and 100 years of Samba, organized by UGT, on Sundays, major names of samba are saluted at Paulista Avenue through concerts with artists that represent such a Brazilian rhythm. Concerts took place at the Paulista Avenue, in front of the Trianon park, next to the MASP museum.
Anti-unionist attack in Peru – UGT, UNI Global and delegations of Argentina and Chile, held a major act on May 12, in front of the Peruvian consulate, in São Paulo, protesting against the resolution of the Peruvian Interior Ministry that cancelled the return to the country of the German unionist Orhan Akman.
105th ILO conference under discussion – Workers, businessmen and the government had a meeting on May 10, at UGT’s national head office. This meeting, promoted by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTPS), marked the second meeting of the tripartite bench, which will represent Brazil at the 105TH ILO (International Labor Conference) International Conference, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 30 to June 10.
Seminar on sustainability and the future of work – Ricardo Patah, national president of UGT and of the Commerce Workers Union of São Paulo, attended, as the sole Brazilian unionist, the World Seminar on Sustainability, Development and the Future of Work, which took place on May 03, at the Notre Dame University, in Rome, Italy.
Labor judges condemn setbacks – Brazilian labor judges signed a protest in which they warn about the risk that the current political situation offers to the Labor Court and showed they were committed to continue to advance in defense of labor rights
Unemployment increases in Latin America – Urban unemployment increases in Latin America and the Caribbean and will grow over 7% in 2016 compared to last year’s rate, due to the economic deterioration of the region, according to estimates of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and of the International Labor Organization (ILO), published on May 11.
Marcos Afonso Oliveira
UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary