The Chamber approves the basic text of the deputy who renews the salary reduction program

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Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies | Photo: Pablo Valadares / Chamber of Deputies

The Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday (10) the basic text of provisional measure 1045, which renews the program for reducing or suspending working time during the pandemic. The rules apply to those with a formal contract and for apprenticeship and part-time contracts. There were 344 votes for the text, 133 against and one abstention.

House Speaker Arthur Lira (PP-AL) announced that the highlights presented by the parties in an attempt to change the wording will be analyzed on Wednesday (11). The deputy must be voted on and approved before September 7 in order not to lose its validity.

The new text includes two programs: Requip (Special scheme of incentives to work, qualification and productive integration) and Priore (First opportunity and professional reintegration). The Requip terminates the employment relationship and makes the companies’ contribution to Social Security optional and the benefits, such as transport tickets and food vouchers, can be withdrawn.

Opposition think MP will undermine labor relations

The preliminary opinion of the rapporteur, the deputy Christino Aureo (PP-RJ), was contested by the opposition for having included other themes in the original text. According to the deputy Rogério Correia (PT-MG), three new programs were included in the deputy: the replacement of Young apprentice; the creation of a voluntary social service; and scholarships for young people and people from Bolsa Família.

“Programs for precarious working relationships without work obligations,” he said. Correia stated that these themes were not foreseen in the text of the complaint, that they affect labor rights as well as the funding of Sistema S.

The rapporteur presented an opinion on the plenary amendments and added changes to the text, such as the authorization for trade unions to engage in economic activities if they are not likely to compete with the market; and the rules for collecting emergency benefits for pregnant women with a reduction or suspension of their employment contract.

But it kept the first employment and professional re-qualification programs, the changes to the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT) and the definition of who can count on free access to justice. With information from the Câmara de Notícias Agency.

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