World UGT 207/2017

Trade Union Information Bulletin Year 9 nº 207 April 18, 2017

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April 28: UGT calls general strike

Patah summons everyone to the General Strike: No right less – The national UGT, through its president, Ricardo Patah, called on all affiliated institutions to suspend their activities on April 28 and to participate in the street demonstrations, which aim to fight the proposals of the Federal government related to the Social Security and labor reform, as well as the law on outsourcing.

CONTEC against reforms – The trade union movement has been struggling for decades to secure workers’ rights. Nowadays, this combative struggle is focused on trying to stop the projects of labor and social security reforms that are being discussed in the National Congress. This happens because we are sure that they are unjust, inopportune and unnecessary texts that only remove worker’s rights and in no way contribute to the development of our society. CONTEC’s Board of Executives

Temer guarantees that he will keep the trade union tax – “The goal of the Labor Reform is to establish a balance in collective bargaining and, in order for this to happen, we must have strong unions and strong employers.” This statement is from President Michel Temer, in a meeting he had with Ricardo Patah, President of UGT, assuring that he will keep the trade union tax in the Labor Reform.

UGT gets ready for the 106th ILO conference – On April 11, Ricardo Patah, president of UGT, was at CONTEC’s head office in Brasília, DF, during a seminar promoted by UGT to prepare and train leaders to participate in the 106th Conference of the International Labor Organization-ILO, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland.

Workgroup on hemispheric integration – The Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) held a meeting of the Work Group on Hemispheric Development and Integration (GTDIH) on April 4-5, in São Paulo.

UGT fighting against racism – Nilson Duarte Costa, president of UGT’s State branch of Rio de Janeiro (UGT-RJ) was one of those contemplated with the “Cedine Prize March 21 on the Fight Against Racism”. This event took place on April 11 and brought together trade union leaders, parliamentarians and government representatives who somehow stood out in appreciating the fight against racism and intolerance.

Southern Region launches Decent Work Observatory – On April 10, several representatives and union leaders from the southern region of Brazil had a meeting in Joinville, Santa Catarina, to launch the Decent Work Observatory.

4th Industrial Revolution at UGT’s May Day Seminar – After mechanization and mass production, the digital revolution now brings information technology. Brazil and the 4th Industrial Revolution: Social and Economic Impacts will be one of the topics that will be discussed during the May Day Seminar: 10 years of UGT. In order to talk about this issue and its effects on the world of work, the event will feature a lecture by Professor Marcos Cordeiro Pires.

Marcos Afonso Oliveira

UGT Publicizing and Communications Secretary


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