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Bank workers carry out actions on social networks and on the streets against layoffs

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São Paulo – Bankers from all over the country carry out actions on Thursday (15) on networks and on the streets against bank layoffs. According to unions in the category, the three largest private banks in the country – Itaú, Bradesco and Santander – insist on laying off workers amid the coronavirus pandemic, breaking a public commitment assumed at the beginning of the health crisis.

In São Paulo, activities will be concentrated in the region of Avenida Paulista, the largest financial corridor in Latin America.

In addition to the street acts, which will respect the sanitary recommendations in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, bankers will promote a major mobilization on Twitter this Thursday. The tweeting of bank employees against layoffs will start at 11 am, when workers will post protests against layoffs accompanied by the hashtag # QuemLucra NãoDemite.

The pandemic is not over, but Santander laid off more than 1,000 bank employees in 2020. Another 400 layoffs were made by Itaú and Bradesco refuses to cancel the 427 layoffs carried out so far.

Profits and more profits

On the other hand, taken together, Itaú, Bradesco and Santander reached a profit of R $ 68.8 billion in 2019. In the first half of 2020, even in the midst of the health and economic crisis, they add up to R $ 21.7 billion in profit. The assets of the three banks reached R $ 4.6 trillion, an average increase of 18.6% in twelve months.

The added credit portfolios also increased, 18% in twelve months, reaching R $ 1.9 trillion in the first half of this year. Only with what they collected from the provision of services and fees charged to customers, Itaú, Santander and Bradesco pocketed R $ 40.7 billion in the first half of 2020.

“The numbers prove that Itaú, Santander and Bradesco can and must honor the commitment to maintain the jobs of bank employees, who build their results, while the pandemic lasts. In our actions on social networks, mainly on Twitter, we are receiving enormous support from customers and society in general, which shows that we are correct in our claim, in defense of our jobs ”, emphasizes the Union’s secretary general, Neiva Ribeiro.

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11 million Bolivians will have free vaccine against covid

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São Paulo – Former Bolivian President Evo Morales commented, this Wednesday (21st), the importance of youth in the electoral process that led Luis Arce, from the Movement to Socialism (MAS), to victory in the presidential election of October 18 . “Young people saw what it is like to live under the right and the dictatorship. And they reflected on how we were with our revolution and how we were under the coup, ”he said. Evo was overthrown by a coup in November 2019 that brought lawyer and TV presenter Jeanine Áñez to the presidency. With 90% of the official count completed. at 3:40 pm on this Wednesday (21st), Luis Arce approaches 55% of the valid votes. “What was at stake on October 18 was to go back to the past with the privatists or continue to the future with the nationalists,” said Evo Morales in an interview with Breno Altman (watch below).

Asked how the country will recover from the economic crisis aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, he replied that it will be with the presence of the state. The Bolivian guaranteed that Bolivia will normalize relations with China, Cuba, “some European countries” and Russia. “Those who once asked for market, market, market, now say State, State State, in the face of the pandemic.”

Vaccine against covid-19

“We are going to face the pandemic. When we have the vaccine, we will distribute it to all 11 million Bolivians for free. ” According to him, tackling the pandemic and the crisis will be done through joint work between the federal government, governors and mayors.

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro not only boycotts health policies, but goes further. On Wednesday, he forbade the country to buy the Chinese vaccine CoronaVac, which would have 46 million doses through negotiations with the state of São Paulo announced the day before by the Minister of Health, Eduardo Pazuello. “I don’t give up my authority”, justified the Brazilian’s head of state.

South America

About neighbors in South America, Evo Morales highlighted the “profound ideological and programmatic difference” between MAS and the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, from Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, and the former Argentine president Mauricio Macri. But it was diplomatic. “Whether it is left or right, we must work together respecting our differences. South Americans cannot be isolated, ”he said.

Morales acknowledged that he may have been mistaken as president. “I was wrong, but I am a human being,” he said. “Now we have experience in public management, and we are going to take Bolivia forward, united, organized.” He affirmed that the new government will make “a pact of union between the parties of the right, businessmen and workers, a great national agreement, to raise the economy”, adding: “The moment is to consolidate our process of change, democracy does not end on election day ”.

Evo has been in Argentina since December 2019, where he went into exile after the coup in the country. He said that the return to his country still has no forecast. In an interview with BBC Brazil, the president-elect was not positive about the possible participation of the ex-president in the new government. “If Evo Morales wants to help us, he will be very welcome. But that does not mean that Morales will be in the government. It will be my government, ”he said.

Check out Evo Morales interview with Breno Altman

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