Brazilian Unions Request Talks with Bolsonaro’s Government

Brasilia, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of six Brazilian trade union federations sent a joined letter to President Jair Bolsonaro calling for a democratic dialogue with his government, Fato”s Brazil news website reports on Thursday.
The letter’s signatories express their willingness ‘to build a dialogue for the benefit of the workers and the Brazilian people’.

They mentioned some of the work-class afflictions such as unemployment and increased informality.

They express concern over authorities in several sectors that want to lower the minimum wage and attack retirement.

We represent 12,4 million people and 11,7 percent of the economically active population who are punished by unemployment.

They warn they are attending ‘the dismantling of historically conquered rights, with the main expressions being the 2017 labor reform, the attempts to reduce rights to a decent retirement and other pension benefits.


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