The five major industrial branches of the Central Union – metallurgical, chemical, clothing, food and construction – agreed with the proposal of the president of the Union, Rafael Marques, and will submit it today in Brasilia, to the Minister of Develo …

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The five major industrial branches of the Central Union – metallurgical, chemical, clothing, food and construction – agreed with the proposal of the president of the Union, Rafael Marques, and will submit it today in Brasilia, to the Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Mauro Borges.

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The Union president, Rafael Marques, defended the Employment Protection System in a meeting of the union sectors.

The Employment Protection System (EPS) fits like a hand in a glove in the current Brazilian industry.” The statement is from the president of the Union, Rafael Marques, who attended yesterday’s meeting of the Industry Macro-sector , promoted by the CUT , in São Paulo .

During the CUT event, the creation of the EPS (SPE) has received the support of five national confederations affiliated to Central Union- metallurgical, chemical , clothing, food and construction .

To the president of the ABC Metalworkers, if Brazil had a system like that which already exists in many countries, such as Germany, workers conditions would be different from the present situation.

We’re seeing at this time the of slowing production, putting many household providers into lay-offs, shutdowns and zero hour contracts. All this could be avoided if the country had already adopted the Employment Protection System “he said.

According to Rafael Marques the system is a safeguard for situations like downturn in the market and ensures that the level of employment is maintained.

The Union argues that the federal government should create a fund capable of guaranteeing jobs in times of recession, as we live in our crisis, such as the ones faced by European countries,” he explained.

The Employment Protection System allows for the reduction of the social impact that such an economic situation may cause. “It is no coincidence that Germany was the country that lost fewer jobs during the European crisis,” he continued .

Rafael also argued during the meeting that the country should develop an economic policy that boosts the Brazilian industry.

Brazil needs to structure a plan by the working class to shape the economic agenda, which is anchored on a consistent policy for industry.”

The officer pointed out that the current moment of economic deceleration requires urgent measures to reverse the situation because it is jeopardising jobs.

We need to ensure national content in procurement of sectors that receive funding from the BNDES, like urban mobility and Petrobras , to advance in the structuring of supply chains “, he said.

For him, it is essential that the examples from the automotive sector, with the policy of the new automotive regime, the Auto – Innovate and naval, with the Greater Brazil Plan, reach other industrial sectors.

With this meeting, the CUT is providing an exchange of experiences to formulate incentive policies that escalate into other productive activities,” defended Rafael.

Union works for industry recovery in 2nd half of year

During the meeting of the Industry Macro-Sector, promoted by the CUT in São Paulo, the president of the Union, Rafael Marques , stressed the need to resume the growth of the automotive industry in Brazil.

We are working hard so that the current situation reverses a shrinkage in the second half of the year, and that industry returns to growth and employment is recovered throughout the production chain,” he said.

According to the Union president, two points are essential to unlock the sector , which has directly affected the auto parts sector.

We have to consider the agreement with Argentina, which decreased their imports from Brazil, and solve the shortage of credit in the purchase of vehicles, which is also slowing production,” he explained.

Nevertheless for Rafael, the economic environment shows recovery and business sector leaders have expressed optimism for the next period.

We will present this x-ray of the sector to the federal government and get some actions, such as the implementation of the “Innovation – Parts”, which is a tax incentive policy for the industry” he concluded


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