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Post strike comes to an end, but action in the TST leads to impoverishment

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São Paulo – Assemblies in the unions affiliated to Fentect (national federation of the category), still on Tuesday (22), should confirm the end of the strike at the Post Office and the return to work. The guidance is due to the result of the judgment of the collective bargaining agreement by the Superior Labor Court (TST), yesterday. At the bases of Findect (interstate federation), which includes São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, the end of the strike has already been approved.

Even so, workers’ representatives criticize the outcome of the trial and, especially, the company’s stance throughout the wage campaign. “It became evident, in the sentence placed by the TST, an ideological political alignment of the Court with the government, subservient to current policies and even aiming at an indication of vacancy in the Supreme Federal Court”, says Fentect, in a note.

Battle against privatization

The entity does not cite names. But one of the ministers of the TST, the ex-president Ives Gandra Filho, is often mentioned as a candidate for the post in the STF. At the trial, he initiated the dispute that resulted in the removal of most of the social clauses from the collective agreement. Gandra is also an enthusiast for the labor “reform” implemented in 2017.

For Fentect, the result “will cause an impoverishment of workers in the face of wage losses that these usurped clauses represent in the payroll and in benefits that guarantee the dignity of ecetistas and their families”. But the organization points out that it is also necessary to prepare for “the battle against the privatization of the Post Office”, which continues even with the end of the strike. The federation also informs that “it will appeal this decision in all possible spheres to try to reverse this situation”.

The president of CUT, Sérgio Nobre, called the trial an “aberration”. “TST practically destroyed an entire collective agreement. We cannot allow the Court to turn an instrument into the hands of the government and businessmen to withdraw working class rights. This decision sets a very dangerous precedent, ”he said. The union centrals intend to forward a complaint to international bodies.

Resistance and reorganization

In Findect’s assessment, this year’s campaign was “a direct result of the labor reform imposed by the Temer government and the subsequent election of a far-right government”. In an unfavorable situation, workers showed resilience. Now, they must start a reorganization process. To maintain the strike, at this moment, would be a “confrontation” with the Judiciary.

The entity points to a change of jurisprudence in the judgment by the Specialized Section on Collective Bargaining of the TST, which may have a negative impact on other categories. The court had been maintaining clauses considered “historical”, present in agreements for 10 years or more. The rapporteur of the agreement, Minister Kátia Arruda, maintained this position, but the vote was unsuccessful. There were 4 votes to 3, following Gandra’s more restrictive position.

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Centrals promote act for emergency aid of R $ 600 in São Paulo

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São Paulo – Union centrals will return to the streets next Tuesday (3), for an act in São Paulo, in front of the headquarters of the Central Bank, on Avenida Paulista. On the centrals’ agenda is the maintenance of emergency aid in the amount of R $ 600 and the exemption from payroll so that companies can react to the effects of the pandemic and keep jobs. The demonstration is scheduled for 11am.

The issue of R $ 600 emergency aid has been the subject of a campaign by the exchanges since September, when the government issued Provisional Measure (MP) 1,000. The benefit was extended until December, but the Planalto cut the amount in half, to R $ 300. The opposition in the Chamber and the centrals want the MP to enter the agenda, which has been obstructed for a month. This week, the President of the House, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), said he could include the topic on the agenda.

The maintenance of tax relief for 17 sectors of the economy was vetoed by Jair Bolsonaro. At first, it ends in December. But Congress is mobilizing to overturn the veto. The president of the Senate and Congress, Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), scheduled for next Wednesday (4) a joint session to analyze presidential vetoes and bills.

Positive for covid

The president of Força Sindical, Miguel Torres, tested positive for covid-19. On video, he said he had no serious symptoms and was breathing normally. Already medicated, he will be quarantined at home. With the confirmation, the manager’s family is conducting tests.

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