In a message to government officials, the minister said “those who demand a raise now do not want to pay for the war on the virus.” Photo: Marcos Correa / PR
Economy Minister Paulo Guedes compared a possible salary increase for federal civil servants to the collapse of the Brumadinho dam in Minas Gerais. In text messages sent to government officials, Guedes draws an analogy to the disaster. The information comes from the newspaper o Globo, which had access to the content. “Brumadinho: small successive leaks until the dam explodes and they all die in the mud,” the minister said, writing that if there is an increase in wages and the pandemic returns, the country will bankruptcy of the virus. That is to say: ‘I have already had my vaccine now I want a salary replacement: I will not pay for the war against the virus’ “, published Guedes.