Senate “took a step back” by rejecting mini labor reform, says Guedes

Minister of the Economy Paulo Guedes. Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom / Agencia Brasil / EBC.

Economy Minister Paulo Guedes said Thursday (2) that the Senate “took a step back” by rejecting interim measure (MP) 1,045. The project provided for the renewal of the emergency work program and reduction of wages and aimed to implement changes in labor law. In addition, the member would implement three new employment programs. The information was published by Estadão.

“The unemployment problem is very serious,” the minister said as he left the meeting at the Ministry of Health. “I think it was a mistake, but it happens,” he said. According to him, the economic team will analyze the rejected points of the proposal. Guedes also said that “it does not weaken the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT)”.

The deputy was overthrown in the Senate by 47 votes against, 27 for and one abstention. The precariousness of labor laws was one of the main criticisms formulated by senators.

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