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To strengthen the syndicates
Renata Castelo Branco
he election of a government committed with the workers claims and the main role of the syndical movement in negotiating alternatives for the financial international crisis, in 2008, strengthen the Brazilian syndicalism. The economy grew, and 22 million people entered in the job market from 2003 until today. With the increase of job, the workers reacted and accepted the convocation of the Syndical Centrals to give priority to the fight for better salaries and life conditions. The optimism has been important to stop all the bosses try to cut work rights and to resist to the anti-syndical practices made by the Work Justice and the Work Public Ministry. From this Miguel Torres fight, it took President of Força Sindical the document “The Working Class Agenda” that got together the unitary proposals of the syndical movement to promote the national development with sovereign, income distribution and work valorization. The way out to Latin America is not very different. Strengthen our syndical entities will also depend of the economic growth, but with income distribution, basic level of social protection, sovereign and decent work.
“More than 30 thousand workers and syndical leaders of several politic chains approved the Working Class Agenda in Conclat, in 2010”
Main role of the Centrals decreases poverty in Brazil
he Brazilian minimum salary obtained a real gain of 72% last years. Despite the difficulties, the Country took back the economic growth, the unemployment fell and the syndical movement continues resisting to the bosses attacks, who try to make flexible the work legislation. The economy taken back, income distribution and increase of job benefited about 40 million Brazilians. To Força Sindical, these advances show to be possible to combine the decent work and the economic growth, since workers have a common program able to enforce the unit of action. The Third CSI World Congress, in May 18 to 23, in Berlin, Germany, will present the achievements. The theme is “To enforce the workers power”. In Brazil, workers assumed the main role in the fight for economic
and social justice, negotiating with the government a unitary agenda that points to the development with democracy, work valorization and environment preservation. However, workers still face big difficulties especially in the creation of quality jobs and a basic level of social protection, and in a more quick and substantial recuperation of the value of the minimum salary. The Centrals negotiate with the government and the National Congress laws able to reduce the workload, without cut in the salaries, dignified retire, land reform and equality between men and women. They still claim for proposals related to the protection of the public and private job and the enlargement of the investment of the State in education, health, urban mobility and security.
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SY N D I CA L C E N T R A L S
Unit guarantees new achievements T
he Brazilian syndical movement bets in the unit of action to face the neo-liberal cercus, to keep the work rights and advance in the achievements. Since 2002,
it happened eight Working Class Marches and the Working Class National Confederation. Strikes, manifestations, marches and car parades happened. They mobilized million workers in Brazil for changes in economy that privilege the
production and the decent work. Força Sindical, CTB, NCST, CUT, UGT, CGTB, CSB and Conlutas conduced the mobilizations. As result, the National Congress approved the politic of valorization of the minimum salary; the Centrals had rule and actions that tried to introduce the informal work stopped, among other fights.
Fotos Jaélcio Santana
“The syndical centrals approved the workers agenda, in 2010, proposing a national project of development with sovereign and work valorization”
“About 40 thousand workers of the Syndical Centrals participated of the Eight Unitary March, demanding the government to negotiate the Work Issue” 2
“In 2013, in Brasília, 60 thousand people demanded development, citizenship and work valorization in the Seven Working Class March”
I N T E R N AT I O N A L
Solidarity with people’s demands
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orça Sindical the constitution keeps solidary, of the Palestine fraternal and State”, assessed the politic relations general-secretary of with the main Força Sindical, João Countries of Latin Carlos Gonçalves, America and the Juruna, days before world. In March, we the recognition promoted a protest of the Palestine Juruna: “We defend the peace with the other Authority as Nonand the Palestine state” Syndical Centrals member State of in front of the Paraguay the United Nations (ONU). Consulate, in São Paulo, in Beyond the bilateral relations, support to the general strike of Força Sindical participates the workers from this Country actively of the main entities for salary increase and right to linked to work in the world, the syndical organization. as the Syndical International We also were solidary to Confederation (CSI) and the general strike in Europe, the Labor International in 2012, against the politic of Organization (OIT). salary put down and measures Our proposals have the of cut of rights promoted objective of establishing the mainly by Spain, Italy, Portugal necessary politics to guarantee and Greece. In the same year, the inclusive democracy and Força participated of the World create a stable economic Social Forum Free Palestine, in world order, in which workers Porto Alegre. participate of the work created “We defend the peace and income distribution.
C O M M U N I C AT I O N
Centrals release the Workers Newspaper T
hreaten the social and work rights, caused by Trabalhadores vão às ruas por a developed world direitos e qualidade de vida in crisis, leaded N Força Sindical, CTB, NCST and UGT to release the Workers Newspaper, in 2002. Moreover, it already became a forum of debate Centrais querem retomar crescimento com mais renda and formulation of A proposals related to the workers wills and concerns. In Brazil, the fight and unit of the Syndical Centrals is avoiding the regression of rights and keeping the syndical structure. Nevertheless, the syndical movement is conscious that it needs to enforce the unit in fight to avoid that workers pay for the crisis. This way, the Workers Newspaper appears with the objective of be a channel of communication and debate about the politic, social and economic themes of workers interests, respecting the ideological position of each Central. INFORMATIVO DAS CENTRAIS SINDICAIS
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um ano repleto de eventos importantes, como a Copa do Mundo e as eleições gerais no País, os trabalhadores vão fazer a sua grande manifestação unitária por direitos e qualidade de vida no dia 9 de abril, na cidade de São Paulo. As Centrais Sindicais convocam o povo para participar da 8ª Marcha da Classe Trabalhadora, que sairá da Praça da Sé, às 10 horas, e seguirá em passeata até o vão livre do Masp, na Avenida Paulista. Em março, as instâncias estaduais das Centrais realizarão atos regionais. A mobilização marca a retomada da luta da “Agenda da Classe Trabalhadora”, que reúne as propostas para desenvolver o País com soberania, democracia e valorização do trabalho, assim como investimentos nas áreas de saúde, educação, segurança e mobilidade urbana.
Debate – Apesar da pouca disposição do governo federal ao diálogo, as Centrais querem debater com toda a sociedade propostas que levem o País ao crescimento
econômico com distribuição de renda. Visão contrária à trilha seguida historicamente pelo País, que resultou na apropriação pela elite da riqueza produzida pelo povo. Assim, os trabalhadores precisam, também, ocupar as ruas, divulgar a Pauta Trabalhista e mostrar o descaso com que governo e empresários têm tratado as reivindicações unitárias do movimento
sindical, como a redução da jornada de trabalho, o fim do Fator Previdenciário e a ampliação de direitos. A mobilização soará como um recado às forças do retrocesso de que as Centrais Sindicais têm propostas que atendem aos interesses dos trabalhadores e dos empresários, pois o objetivo é desenvolver o País com soberania e valorização do trabalho.
s Centrais Sindicais defendem um desenvolvimento econômico sustentável, soberano, com distribuição de renda e inclusão social, para assegurar a todos os brasileiros os frutos do crescimento da economia. Por isto, o movimento sindical repudia a política de arrocho nos salários
dos servidores públicos e nos benefícios dos aposentados, os ataques à lei de recuperação do poder de compra do salário mínimo e a tese de que os salários desestabilizam a economia. Além disto, o movimento sindical exige que o governo mude a política
de aumentar juros para combater a inflação, porque a medida promove uma brutal transferência de renda de toda a sociedade para os rentistas. Tal política causa danos ao setor produtivo, que deixa de investir na produção, o que compromete o emprego e o salário.
Blockage avoids development
njustifiable and illegal were the adjectives used by Força Sindical to condemn the economic financial and commercial blockage imposed to Cuba
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Neco: “We demand the end of the blockage now”
by the successive NorthAmerican governments since 1961. According to the Brazilian workers, the blockage makes difficult the social advances and the economic development of the Country. “Our Central is summed to the other chains of the international syndical movement and to the democratic forces to demand the end of the blockage now”, declared the Secretary of International Relations of the entity, Nilton Souza da Silva, Neco.
Venezuela – The Central also condemned the prison of politicians, workers and syndical leaders, just as the attacks to the syndical organization in Venezuela. In note, Força Sindical asks to the government of this Country the opening of the social dialogue with workers to overcome the crisis they are passing through. “We demand total respect to the freedom of syndical organization, collective negotiation and the international rules of OIT, beyond the guarantee to the exercise of the syndical activity”, highlights the note.
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They still submitted to barbarism
the gender relations. Women still have smaller payment than men do. According to calculus espite the achievements of the National Research by reached with the Home Sample (PNAD), the approval of the Maria da monthly income of women Penha Law, considered by the workers were equivalent to United Nations as one of the 72,9% of the men’s in the last most advanced of the world 10 years. Over this, Auxiladora Auxiliadora: “Only with in the combat to domestic ended the “March Women” unit in fight we can combat discrimination” of the Central declaring to violence against women, there were more than 50 thousand be fundamental to rush the women murdered in Brazil between 2001 approval of the Law Project 6.653. and 2011. The data is equivalent to one It is about the equality of gender in the relations in the city and the country, combat death at each hour and a half, according to report of the Applied Economic Research to the discriminatory practices, the moral Institute (IPEA). and sexual harassment and the violence Besides, the Country registered more against women. “The syndical movement than 50 thousand rapes in 2012, informed has to make manifestations and enforce the the secretary of Politics for Women of Força unit of the Syndical Centrals to pressure Sindical, Maria Auxiliadora dos Santos. Not the Congress to approve the Law Project”, only has the chauvinist practice dominated assessed Auxiladora.
M I L I TA R Y C O U P
Dictatorship never more
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he syndical movement promoted a series of manifestations and debates about the “50 years of the military coup”, in Brazil, in 1964, that put down the elected president João Goulart. Promoted by the Truth National Commission, the act, at the old head-office of the DOI-CODI, got together almost tree thousand people
“About 3 thousand people in the protest act” 4
called by Força Sindical, the other Centrals and the Syndical Memory Center (CMS). With banners with the sayings: “Dictatorship never more”, they paid tribute to tortured and dead workers and students. The DOI-CODI was about militaries and civil linked to the regime. According to the secretary of Citizenship and Human Rights of the Central, Ruth Coelho Monteiro, 60% of the tortured and arrested were workers. The dictatorship implanted a social, economic and politic project based in the repression and salary put down. In other activity, Força, UGT and CMS promoted an act in the Legislative Assembly of São Paulo to tell the history of the repression.
In informality, young receive low salaries L
atin America has 7,8 million unemployed young between 15 and 24 years old. It is equivalent to 13,9% of the total of the work force in this age rate, estimated in 56 million people. The research is of the Labor International Organization (OIT) that recently released the report “Decent Work and Youth in Latin America: Politics for Action”. From the total, 27 million young work in the informal economy and 21,8 do not study or work. The document highlights that this situation is about low salaries, labor instability and lack of protection of social rights. According to OIT, the situation of economic growth with job, registered in the last years in Tiego: “There is no decent Latin America, work for the majority of was not enough the Latin young” to improve the offer of work for young. “Seeing by the research, the Latin American young are not in a decent work situation, according to OIT definition. It tells about an activity properly paid, in a regime of liberty and security”, assessed the Secretary of Politics for Youth of Força Sindical, Jefferson Tiego da Silva. Força Sindical
Brazil – About 300 thousand children left to work in Brazil from 2008 to 2011, according to OIT. It recommended the other nations to take Brazil as an example to follow. However, the Country still has 1,6 million children in job posts.