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CUT launches ‘Follow the Thread’ campaign to unite working youth



São Paulo – CUT Nacional launches this Saturday (5th) the Segue o Fio campaign. In partnership with the Confederation of German Unions (DGB), the actions on social networks aim to expand the unionization of young workers. In addition to stressing the importance of uniting youth in the struggle for the preservation of social rights, which are under attack during the Bolsonaro government.

With live broadcast by TVT, through the Current Brazil Radio and through social networks, starting at 2 pm, the Segue o Fio campaign has the participation of rappers Gog and Delacruz, singer Ana Cañas and poet Kimani.

In addition to the emptying of access to higher education policies, when leaving college, the main difficulty for youth is accessing the formal labor market.

The Youth Secretary of CUT Nacional, Cristiana Paiva Gomes, says that the feeling is sometimes of “frustration”. In an interview with Glauco Faria, Current Brazil Newspaper, this Friday (4), she says that the exit goes through the organization.

“We need to reinvent ourselves, as a union movement, in order to reach the working youth who are in the informal sector. All of this involves information and organization. This is one of the reasons for the campaign. Bring a reflection on work, rights. And about the strength of youth. ”

Given the disheartening situation, she even points out that many young people suffer from depression. She also commented on “anti-politics” and on the attacks that seek to vilify the work of unions.

Unemployment and informality

Even before the pandemic, young people already comprised the population group that suffered most from unemployment. Data from the National Household Sample Survey (Pnad) Continuous point out that, in the first quarter of this year, 27.7% of young people between 18 and 24 years old were looking for a job in the labor market. In recent months, however, this percentage may have reached up to 40%, according to experts.

On the other hand, young people are more exposed to the risk of contamination by covid-19, since workers in the risk group, for the most part, have been removed or have adopted remote work.

In addition, without formal employment, young people are also the majority among the informal. They act, for example, as application deliverers, facing long hours, low pay and no rights.

Watch the interview:

Writing: Tiago Pereira. Edition: Glauco Faria

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Private school owners drop out of process back to school




São Paulo – Sieeesp, a union that represents private schools in the state of São Paulo, withdrew from a lawsuit filed against the capital’s city hall. In action, he asked for back to school for all stages of basic education – infant and fundamental. In a demonstration on the last day (1), the eve of the Black Consciousness holiday, Judge Renata Barros Souto Maior Baiao acknowledged the withdrawal of the process by Sieeesp. And he officiated the Public Ministry. In an order of November 12, prosecutor João Paulo Faustinoni e Silva, from the Special Education Action Group of the São Paulo Public Prosecutor’s Office, spoke out against the granting of an injunction and recommended that the process be forwarded to the City Hall.

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The private teachers ‘union (Sinpro-SP) also contested Sieeesp’s action, calling for the dismissal of school owners’ action to return to face-to-face classes. The day after the MP’s demonstration, Sieeesp decided to abandon the action.

Municipal decree 59,860, signed on October 23 by the city of São Paulo, even allowed the resumption of classroom activities in high school. But it did not include permission for activities in early childhood education (up to 5 years old) or in elementary school (6 to 14 years old). Sieeesp argued, in its action, that the decision “would not have scientific support and would violate the principle of isonomy”.

Rushed back to school

Fepesp – the state federation of teachers of private schools – even condemned the decision of Mayor Bruno Covas’ management to release back to school in high school. And also the action of Sieeesp. “We consider the return to face-to-face activities to be hasty, as it exposes teachers, employees and everyone involved in the school ecosystem to the risk of contagion due to the agglomeration caused in classrooms or on public transport”, says Fepesp, in a note.

“The risk is still present and it was for no other reason that we insisted – and won in court – on special protection not only for education professionals in groups at risk. But also to all teachers who live with elderly people, with comorbidities, who are recovering from childbirth. And, thus, included in risk groups. ”

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