CNM/CUT President Paul Cayres Metalworkers from Brazilian metalworkers’ union CNM/CUT signed the first collective labour agreement in the metals sector on Wednesday 16 April. The agreement is with ThyssenKrupp Elevators and will establish equality of t …

CNM/CUT President Paul Cayres

CNM/CUT President Paul Cayres

Metalworkers from Brazilian metalworkers’ union CNM/CUT signed the first collective labour agreement in the metals sector on Wednesday 16 April.

The agreement is with ThyssenKrupp Elevators and will establish equality of the Profit Participation and Results (PLR) payment to workers of all business units in the country.

The agreement was signed at the National Confederation of Metalworkers of CUT (CNM/CUT) offices and was attended by representatives of the union who have, as their base, the company’s units.

The agreement establishes equal conditions on the PLR to all two thousand CNM/CUT metalworkers based across the country.

To the CNM/CUT president, Paul Cayres, the national agreement is very important to the category that can advance now to the National Collective Bargaining Agreement by sectors of metallurgical branch.

“For a very long time we defended the collective bargaining agreement, which would ensure equal rights and equal pay for workers across the country. What justifies a company differentiating both pay and working conditions between units in different states? Prices are national and why not wages, since the qualification of the workforce must be the same?” Asks Paul Cayres.

The union also noted that only two sectors have national collective agreement in Brazil: banking and oil.

“The CNM/CUT was born fighting for the Collective Agreement and this agreement with Thyssen is the beginning of a new step to advance the achievement of equal rights and wages,” added the president of the Confederation.

(Source: CNM / CUT press department)


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