The Importance Of Labor Unions In Brazil

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Labor Union is a group of workers organized to achieve their rights about problems or common goal in their jobs. After read the Power Point about “Labor Unions”, I could understand that this organization is also active in my country, Brazil. However, we call it: “Sindicatos”. Those groups are organized at the same way as Labor Unions; they have different sectors organized by area of actuation.
With this in mind, I saw many examples in my Country that I could certified that Labor Unions has a huge importance to the works rights ( If does not exist Labor Unions or “Sindicatos”, many workers could be “hostages” of their own employees, because of the fear to show their discontent about their jobs). Moreover, in my country we have a famous sentence
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In 2012 was happened the biggest strike in Federal Universities. This strike covered more than 90% of Federal Universities and included professor and students who wants more quality of education, infrastructure and best salaries. Moreover this strike had the duration of 4 months, affecting more than 100 thousand students. So I noticed how was important the movement because the Government did not had an agreement (before the strike) with professors and students, and they had to make the decision of strike to have their voices listened by their “Bosses”.
On the other hand, my cousin, who studied at that time in a Federal University never knew if he could come back to his home (He studied in a city 8 hours far from their hometown), because the strike could stop in the same day and the students had to have their normal
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At least once a year drivers stop to work because of their remuneration, actually, the readjustment of their salary which is most of time less than the inflation number. The president of this Labor Union in Brazil said that they negotiate with the prefecture to solve the problems without intervention or strikes, but if they do not have an accord, they strike, and most of time works. However both, prefecture and drives are affecting more than 1/3 of the workers or students who needs to use the public transportation, and as a domino effect, affecting all sectors of services providers even though be just 1 or 2 days.
The last and memorable example is about the 2013’s protests in the whole Brazil. It was a Brazilian Union in benefit own Brazilians, PRO-society. Everything started because of 20 cents that the Government would like to add to the ticket´s price of public transportation. In addition, I consider it as a Labor Union of the country, because all the Brazilians were outraged by the abuses of taxes, the huge investment in the World Cup (the Government invested billions in the World Cup, but the country does not have infrastructure in hospitals, schools, education and transport; including corruption and money

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