The Senate cancels the mini-labor reform project

Senate Plenary | Photo: Marcos Oliveira / Marcos Oliveira / Senate Agency

On Wednesday (1), the Senate rejected provisional measure 1.045, which provided for the renewal of the emergency program to reduce hours and wages in the private sector and aimed to implement changes in labor law. There were 47 votes against, 27 for and one abstention. The rejection represents a defeat for the Bolsonaro government.

The basic text of the proposal had already been approved by the Chamber. Senator ConfĂșcio Moura (MDB-RO), rapporteur for the bill, presented this Wednesday (1) a favorable report to the deputy. In an attempt to make the MP’s approval possible, the rapporteur excluded all provisions included by the House that would amend the Consolidation of Labor Laws (CLT).

The Leader of the Government in the Senate, Fernando Bezerra (MDB-PE) and the rapporteur were the only ones, among the 30 senators who spoke during the session, to defend the bill.

The new version of the mini labor reform also provided for the creation of three employment programs: the Priore, to lighten the burden of hiring young people aged 18 to 29 and people over 55; Requip, which grants qualification scholarships to young people or people who have been removed from the labor market for a long time; and social volunteering, to facilitate the hiring of young people and people over 50 by town halls.

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