World UGT 195/2016

Trade Union Information Bulletin Year 9 nº 195 October 15, 2015

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The fake social security deficit – Surely Brazil needs to make a social security reform. We agree. But our priority is not the same as the one of President Michel Temer’s ministers. With a certain air of provocation, they announce that the system will only be saved with the implementation of a minimum retirement age of 65 years. Ricardo Patah, national president of UGT

Defense minister visits UGT’s head office – On October 07, Ricardo Patah, president of UGT, received the visit of Defense Minister Raul Jungmann. The meeting took place at the head office of the trade union center in São Paulo, and gathered officers from UGT and unionists from different classes.

Employment and development in the agenda – The participation of the Ministry of Labour as an effective member of the National Productive Development Forum was one of the main resolutions of the annual meeting of the organization, which was held on October 04, at the Presidential Palace. The proposal was presented by Miguel Salaberry Filho, UGT’s secretary of Institutional.

The fight of fast food workers – Miguel Salaberry Filho, UGT’s director of institutional relationships, represented the trade union center in a legal hearing with Ronaldo Fleury, labor prosecutor general, in the facilities of the Labor Prosecutor Office, in Brasilia, with the goal of discussing measures for the internationalization of the fight to improve working conditions of fast food employees.

UGT attends 2nd IndustriALL Global Union Congress – UGT, represented by Cassia Bufelli and Josi Camargo Souza, from the Trade Union of Clothing and Embroidery Industries from Ibitinga and Surrounding Area (Sintracobi), participated in the 2nd Congress of IndustriALL Global Union in Rio January, 3 to 7 October.

25th Commerce Workers Conference – Marcia Caldas, executive coordinator of the 25th Commerce Workers Conference, next to Luiz Carlos Motta, president of Fecomerciários and general coordinator of the conference, submitted deliberations of the conference to the plenary. They were unanimously approved.

Ending violence against women – On October 7, the implementation of the “Trade Union Support Core of Women Victims of Violence and Gender Equality”, idea led by the Trade Union of Workers in Gas Stations Fuel and Convenience Stores of Campinas and region (Sinpospetro-Campinas/SP), an organization affiliated to UGT, was discussed at the head office of the trade union.

Brazil is paradise of super rich, says study of UN – In proportion to their income, the super rich Brazilians pay less tax a typical middle-class citizen. This is one of the article’s conclusions published in December by the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), linked to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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