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MPT approves dismissal of those who do not want to get vaccinated

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Sao Paulo – The Public Ministry of Labor (MPT) released yesterday (9) a technical guide for the institution’s prosecutors, in which it defends that workers who refuse to be vaccinated against covid-19 can be dismissed for just cause. The MPT states that, in the event of dismissal, the collective interest overrides individual interests, as determined by the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT).

In the document
issued by the Public Ministry of Labor, the institution lists standards
about health and safety at work to demonstrate that the objective
vaccination is to guarantee the fundamental right to life and health of the worker.

In addition, the MPT uses as an argument in favor of dismissal the decision of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) that the State can impose sanctions on those who do not get vaccinated, such as a fine, impediment of enrollment, among others.

To the
institution, dismissal for cause could act as one of those
measures, provided the CLT rules are followed.

In
interview with CBN radio, MPT’s attorney general, Alberto Balazeiro, stated,
however, that the dismissal would only occur in more extreme cases and that,
before, other actions would be foreseen.

“The sense of compulsiveness of the vaccine today is more in the sense of collective protection, so, in theory, you could impose restrictions on those who unjustifiably refuse to take the vaccine (…). Ultimately, punishment could be reached as the just cause, ”he said.

Defense of vaccination

Ricardo
Patah, president of UGT (General Workers Union), is in favor of
vaccine requirement for workers.

According to him,
immunization is essential for the country’s recovery and whoever stops being
vaccination, can put the lives of others at risk. He points out that this can
be a way to make workers aware of the importance of
vaccination.

“The company currently has responsibility for this issue. If there is a contamination process inside the company, the company has responsibility. So she has an obligation to make all employees aware of the need for vaccination. The company has to ensure the well-being of the collective of workers it houses ”, says Patah.

Premature discussion?

Second
Claudio Maierovitch, ex-president of Anvisa and sanitarist of FioCruz in
Brasília, vaccination is important to prevent the spread of the virus and help
in the recovery of the economy and in the improvement of public health.

The discussion
possible sanctions, however, is premature, as there is no vaccine yet
for all.

“We need
that people get vaccinated. We have few vaccines and we have an overwhelming majority
of the population wanting to get vaccinated. So, the discussion of dismissal for just
cause is not stated. We must debate if the problem arises ”, he says.

According to the MPT document that admits the dismissal of workers who do not get vaccinated, it is up to the employer to adopt vaccination as a collective protection measure, in addition to providing employees with information about the importance of vaccination for the protection of themselves and their colleagues. job.

Still
according to the guide, the vaccine can only be refused in exceptional situations and
justified, such as allergy to its components, medical contraindication,
pregnancy, among others.

In such cases, the company must adopt measures of work organization and collective and individual protection for workers.

Edition: Helder Lima

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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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