Brazil: New law aims to limit right to strike during major sporting events

February 28th, 2012

A new law, PLS728-11, that has being analyzed by the Commission of Education, Culture and Sports of the Brazilian upper legislative house .It aims to “improve the safety of the Confederations Cup 2013 and World Cup 2014″ creating 8 new types of crimes and changing the regulation of the right to strike of workers, three months before and during this mega sporting events in Brazil.

The law will affect 13 categories that provide “services or activities of special social interest” in the host cities, including construction sector. The law provides that any strike should be reported at least 15 (fifteen) days in advance, that workers should ensure of 70% of the workforce and that the public authorities will be allowed to hire replacement workers.

Playfair 2012 is working closely with the Playfair Brazil campaign to win better rights for all workers delivering major sporting events.

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March 7th, 2012

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