World UGT 205/2017

Trade Union Information Bulletin, Year 9 nº 205, March 20, 2017

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UGT is mobilized on the National Strike Day – The National Strike Day against the labor and social security reforms had the adhesion and support of entities affiliated to UGT throughout the country, in a demonstration of the dissatisfaction of society and workers towards the proposals of the Government sent to Congress.

It’s time we had an IRS adjustment – Taxpayers will pay at least 4.5% more of Income Tax in 2017 than what was paid in 2016, considering that their salaries have only been corrected by last year’s cumulative inflation (6%) and that their taxes, such as education and health spending, have also risen in the same proportion. This is because the IRS did not update the possible discounts or correct the table of who should pay tax.

Federal Prosecutor’s Office shows impacts of the reform – On March 15, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office for Citizen’s Rights (PFDC) of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office sent a technical note to the National Congress with a detailed analysis of the nine main changes suggested by the Social Security Bill.

Women from UGT say no to the proposed reforms – Female trade union officers and social movement leaders of UGT, gathered in Foz do Iguaçu (PR) on March 5, 6 and 7, at the seminar Women Awareness Month, March 2017 – 10 years of UGT are against the Social Security and labor reforms proposed by the Temer government, and want the Brazilian Congress to ratify ILO (International Labor Organization) Convention 156.

UGT joins the fight of UAW – “Freedom of Labor and Social Rights and Right to Trade Union Freedom”. On March 4, this was the slogan that unionists of UGT and of the Commerce Workers Union of Sao Paulo, in a joint action with the United Auto Workers – UAW (American Metallurgist Union) and other Brazilian trade union centers used in protest on the big march to the front door of the Nissan plant in Carton/Mississippi, in the United States.

Mulher Convida gathers thousands of people at the Carmo Park – On March 12, the Commerce Workers Union of São Paulo and UGT promoted the 9th edition of Women With Life in an atmosphere of celebration, joy and much reflection. This event, which was held in the Carmo Park, eastern part of the city of São Paulo, had as one of its main features actions towards citizens.

UGT promotes social dialogue in construction – On March 20 and 21, UGT promoted the 1st National Seminar on Valuation of Life, which took place in the city of São Paulo. With the theme “Social Dialogue in Civil Construction, Heavy Construction and Industrial Assembly”, the seminar addressed several issues. Among them, precarious work, outsourcing and the connections between the Brazilian economic crisis and what are its international implications.

The insertion of women in major cities – As a tribute to the International Women’s Day, the Employment and Unemployment Research System publishes data on the insertion of women into the labor market in Fortaleza, Porto Alegre, Salvador and São Paulo, in the ABC region and in the Federal District.

Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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