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Justice decides for reinstatement of bank workers laid off in pandemic

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São Paulo – Labor Courts have granted injunctions favorable to the reinstatement of bank workers dismissed during the pandemic. One of the main arguments recognized by judges in the lawsuits is the fact that the country’s three largest private banks have made a public commitment not to fire during the pandemic period.

Adriana Aguiar report in the newspaper Value takes stock of the situation of labor lawsuits that have been motivated by layoffs in the pandemic. According to the report, 11,087 labor cases were distributed this year with the terms pandemic and reintegration in the initial pieces. The numbers are from the jurimetry platform Data Lawyer Insights. Of the total, 417 were against Santander, 283 against Bradesco and 177 against Itaú Unibanco.

The National Confederation of Financial Workers (Contraf-CUT) carried out a survey that shows that Santander has laid off 1,100 workers since June. “The numbers may be higher because not all of them are approved by unions, since the labor reform came into force,” says the entity’s president, Juvandia Moreira. Itaú Unibanco has laid off 130 employees since September and Bradesco promoted 566 dismissals this month, the confederation informs.

Bank reinstatement requests

The newspaper Value also heard the lawyer Cristina Stamato, from Stamato, from Saboya & Rocha Advogados Associados about the reintegration of bank employees. Cristina works for the Union of Employees in Banking Establishments in Nova Friburgo and in Niterói e Região. She claims to have filed 32 requests for reinstatement. Of these, he says he obtained favorable injunctions in six cases and negative in seven, which he will appeal.

Cristina explains that the processes have
as the main foundation the commitment of the three largest private banks, in
meeting with the National Federation of Banks (Fenaban) that there would be no
layoffs. “Despite not being in a collective agreement, it was assumed not only
means of communication, as in the information to shareholders, which generates a
obligation to employees ”. Another argument presented is that, even in the
crisis, banks still made a profit.

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Argentine President contaminated by covid-19 and fulfills isolation

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São Paulo – The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, informed on social media that he tested positive for covid-19, after showing symptoms of the disease. He said he is in isolation and has warned people with whom he has had contact in the past 48 hours. And he also reported that he had 37.3ºC of fever, in addition to feeling a slight headache.

The announcement was made this Saturday (3), the day after Fernández turned 62. “For everyone’s information, I am physically well and, although I wanted to end my birthday without this news, I am also in a good mood,” said the president.

He received the first dose of the vaccine (Sputnik) in January. The second, the following month. “I’m fine, I don’t have any symptoms. Only this fever from yesterday that I reported ”, he declared to the newspaper Clarín. “It is a very complicated virus, and the demonstration is that I got infected, even though I was vaccinated with both doses and with extreme care,” he added.

Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who received the second dose of the vaccine today, sent a message of support to “Daqui do Brasil I send good energy, hoping for its prompt recovery. May soon overcome this disease to continue caring for the Argentine people. Hugs, mate! ”He wrote.

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