World UGT 202/2017

Trade Union Information Bulletin, Year 9 nº 202, February 06, 2017

Death of former First Lady Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva – UGT mourns the death of Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, former first lady of Brazil, wife of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. A strong woman, partner, wife and mother, she was with her husband throughout his union and political struggle, especially when he assumed the presidency and ruled Brazil.

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Numbers hide the cruelty of unemployment – The cold statistics do not show the cruel reality of unemployment for Brazilian working families. That is why UGT struggles against austerity policies and wants the recovery of economic growth in Brazil. Ricardo Patah, President of União Geral dos Trabalhadores – UGT

Record at the Labor Court – If the lack of work reaches more and more Brazilians, what is not lacking in the Labor Court is work. The number of new labor lawsuits filed in the first instance (labor courts) has been breaking records in Brazil since 2014, when the economic crisis settled here.

Trade Union Forum of Workers (FST) rejects labor reform – The Trade Union Forum of Workers (FST) had a meeting with the leaders of the affiliated confederations and defined its position by rejecting the Bill 6,787/2016, sent by the government of Michel Temer to the National Congress.

TISA could be more harmful than TPP – While the focus was on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), another global agreement could have a more serious impact on the labor world. This is the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).

Attacking immigrants, refugees hurts us all, Trumka says – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the following statement Tuesday on President Trump’s immigration executive orders. President Donald Trump has announced three executive orders addressing immigration that are an affront to core union and American values. Building a wall on our border, scapegoating immigrants and refugees, and shutting out people of Muslim faith will do nothing to uplift working people in our country.

New board of directors at FENASCON – The board of the National Federation of Workers in Services, Care and Maintenance, Urban and Environmental Cleaning and Green Areas (Fenascon), elected for the 2017-2021 management, took office on January 30, in a ceremony held at the head office of Femaco, in Sao Paulo. Union leaders and officers affiliated with the federation also attended the event.

Pro-employment front – The Front to Fight Against Unemployment holds its third meeting, whose goal is to think about affirmative action and develop solutions for unemployment, and then send the proposals to the municipal management of the city.

Loss of rights: No! – Through a meeting at the head office of the Federation of Workers in the Commerce and Service areas of the States of Pará and Amapá – FETRACOM-PA/ AP, the State Board of Executives of UGT’s State branch of Pará decided to oppose the proposals for social security reform and sources of funding; as well as trade union and Labor reforms.

Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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