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Oil workers evaluate proposal and see ‘progress’

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São Paulo – Oil tankers’ representatives analyze a new proposal presented by Petrobras for the collective agreement, but see some progress. The decision will rest with the assemblies, which are yet to be scheduled. On Wednesday (26), the deliberative council of the Single Federation of Oil Workers – formed by the FUP and affiliated unions – met to evaluate the ongoing collective negotiations.

Petrobras negotiators presented the proposal last Monday (24), stating that it is the last. The company proposes a two-year agreement, without adjustment now and correction by INPC only in 2021. The collective agreement of the tankers expires next Monday (31), the eve of the base date. The tankers wanted to extend the current convention until the end of the year, because of the new coronavirus pandemic.

It was a “tough, difficult and tiring meeting”, according to the general coordinator of FUP, Deyvid Bacelar. “In spite of all the adversity and the difficult situation we have today, we have made some progress at the negotiating table,” he said, citing the two-year duration for the collective bargaining agreement, “bringing greater predictability, a clause on job security and improvements in the health plan. Still, he advocated a careful analysis of the proposal as a whole.

According to the FUP, the “vast majority of clauses” of the current agreement are maintained. In addition, the state company would not dismiss without just cause until August 31, 2022. Although the proposal does not foresee an adjustment this year, the ticket or meal voucher would be corrected by INPC both now and in 2021. The parties would continue to negotiate rules for teleworking.

Banking and Post Office

Also with a base date of September 1, bankers will hold meetings on Thursday (27), in the expectation of a new proposal by the National Federation of Banks (Fenaban). Yesterday, the National Command of the category rejected the proposal for a zero readjustment this year and the next, only with payment of allowances, in addition to a reduction in the value of participation in profits or results (PLR).

Representatives of workers and the Brazilian Post and Telegraph Company (ECT) met today at the Superior Labor Court, in an audience mediated by the vice president of the TST, Minister Luiz Philippe Vieira de Mello Filho. The meeting will continue tomorrow afternoon. With a base date of August 1, employees have been on strike since the 18th and collective bargaining has become the object of intermediation by the Labor Court.

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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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