World UGT 203/2017

Trade Union Information Bulletin , Year 9 nº 203, February 20, 2017

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Nothing to celebrate on Retirees’ Day – On February 13, during a special session at the Brazilian Senate to celebrate the Retirees’ Day, there was protest regarding those who were honored. It couldn’t be any different, since retirees have little to celebrate in times of austerity. Ricardo Patah, national president of UGT

UGT invites governor Alckmin – On February 13, Ricardo Patah, president of UGT, led a team of the trade union center to a meeting with the governor Geraldo Alckmin in the Bandeirantes Palace. Among those who were at the meeting, there were Edilson Simões (German), Chiquinho Pereira, Roberto Santiago and Luiz Carlos Motta.

President of UGT has a lecture at the FHC Foundation – Ricardo Patah, national president of UGT, participated in the debate “Labor Reform: zero sum game or positive sum?” The event took place on February 10 at the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation, downtown São Paulo, and was attended by Dr. Ives Gandra Martins Filho, Minister of the Superior Labor Court (TST), and by professor Hélio Zylberstajn, researcher at the Institute for Economic Research Foundation (FIPE).

In defense of Indigenous People – After two days of intense debates, the seminar “Strengthening Autonomy – Alliance between UGT and indigenous peoples”, held at UGT’s national head office in São Paulo, ended on February 10.

Fighting against unemployment – On February 14, union leaders, who represented almost 60 unions, unanimously approved a document that will be presented to the mayor of São Paulo, João Dória, on March 1, with proposals to minimize unemployment in the city of São Paulo. Forming the “Front to Fight against Unemployment in the Municipality of São Paulo”, the study is the result of a wide debate among trade unionists who shared experiences.

Federal Regional Court says that UGT’s State branch of Paraná innovates – “UGT’s State branch of Paraná is legally proposing a public civil action requesting that all workers belonging to the basis of representation of entities affiliated to UGT in the State of Paraná have free access to the vaccine against influenza H1N1 (influenza).”

IRS: proposals for a more just taxation – The Note from DIEESE addresses the lag of the income tax table since 1996. It calculates how the corrections referring to the periods 1996-2016 and 2003-2016 would be. It exposes the need to increase progressivity with increases in the ranges of taxable income.

Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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