Ex-Union Activist and New Brazil’s Labor Minister Promises Higher Minimum Wage

One of the objectives of the new Minister of Labor and Employment, LuÀ­s Marinho, is an increase in the minimum wage, which is currently US$ 126 (300 reais).

“We should work for a permanent policy to enhance the minimum wage as a way to combat exclusion, as a way to carry out income distribution in the country,” he declared.


Marinho said he intends to work in harmony with the government. “We shall certainly work together to establish a decent minimum wage for our country, as the government has pledged,” he avowed.


In his inaugural address, Marinho said he will continue the projects already developed in the Ministry.


He added that he will do his best to justify the trust placed in him by President Lula and will try, in the Ministry of Labor, to represent the ideas and proposals he sought to defend throughout his career as a union activist.


ABr

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazil’s US$ 5 Billion Deficit After Brazilians Go on a Shopping Spree Overseas

In July, the month of school holidays, expenditures by Brazilians in foreign countries totaled ...

UN Extends Mission in Haiti. Brazil Vows to Stay.

The UN Security Council has voted to extend its Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), ...

Brazilian Exports Grow 14% to US$ 61 Bi While Imports Are Up 22%

Brazil exported in the first semester the equivalent to US$ 60.901 billion, 13.5% more ...

Brazil Uses Crisis to Find Opportunities Overseas for Small Companies

Apex, the Brazilian Export and Investment Promotion Agency. wants to train 5,348 companies this ...

Good Image Helps Brazil Put Seasoning at Arab Tables

Arab culinary is surrendering to Brazilian seasoning. The trading company Double Port, based in ...

Industry Leaders Hand Lula Minimal Agenda to Avoid Brazil’s Paralysis

Brazil’s National Confederation of Industry (CNI) delivered a proposal it calls a “minimal work ...

Letters

Black awareness I would like to congratulate BRAZZIL – News from Brazil for the ...

Brazil: A Family for Each Street Kid

British Mick Pease is pushing the boundaries of childcare in Brazil. Says he, "The ...

US Pilot Association Urges Brazil to Promptly Free American Pilots

The International Council of Aircraft Owner and Pilot Association (IAOPA) has called on Brazilian ...

Brazil Wants Reduction of Fishing Subsidies to Rich Countries

The overexploitation of the fishing sector in the last years has caused a reduction ...