World UGT 196/2016

Trade Union Information Bulletin Year 9 nº 195 October 31, 2016

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Decisions of the Supreme Federal Court worry UGT – Last decisions of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) point out to a desire to make labor reform and concern UGT, which is now the second Brazilian trade union center with 1,4 million members.

November 11: National Day of Fight – On October 19, UGT participated in the unitary meeting of trade union centers, held at the head office of Central Única dos Trabalhadores (CUT) in São Paulo, which had the goal of defining a unified calendar of actions against the Constitutional Amendment Bill (PEC) 241, which freezes public spending in 20 years, in addition to emphasizing the fight against the removal of rights proposed by the government and named labor and social security reforms.

It will take 100 years for Brazil to equate the wage of men and women – The wage gap between women and men in Brazil is one of the largest in the world and equating the condition of the two gender in this country will take a century. These are some of the conclusions of the Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum 2016, published on October 26, in Geneva.

Foreign capital in Brazilian health – Foreign capital inflow into health is a topic of debate at the 18th State Health Meeting promoted by the Federation of Health Workers of the State of São Paulo.During this meeting, about 200 people among trade union leaders from the health area interacted with specialists, members of the Brazilian judicial branch, including international representation, to discuss the inflow of international capital into health and the dismantling of labor rights.

UGT attends 8th BRICS Summit – Nilton Rocha, secretary of Institutional and Political Affairs of UGT’s State branch of Rio (UGT-RJ) and assistant secretary of the International Secretariat of the national UGT, attended the 8th BRICS Summit in the Indian city of Goa, on October 15 and 16. BRICS is a group of countries that brings together Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Pink October Walk – The Commerce Workers Union of São Paulo, an institution affiliated to UGT, through its Women’s Secretariat, held the Pink October Walk. This time, the event, which has become a tradition to take place on the last weekend of the month, occurred on the commerce workers day.

UGT attends Regional ILO Workshop – UGT, through Idjwala Karajá, its Secretary for Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, attended the Regional Workshop for Latin America and the Caribbean, an event held by the ILO in Guatemala. During this event, several themes were discussed, one of them was the indigenous cause.

Trade union centers and the social security reform – On June 6, 2016, the trade union centers CSB, FS, NCST and UGT presented to Eliseu Padilha, Presidential Chief of Staff, a document with nine measures to improve the collection and management of the Brazilian social security system.

Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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