Brazil: New law aims to limit right to strike during major sporting events
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 â€œimprove the safety of the Confederations Cup 2013 and World Cup 2014â€³ 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 â€œservices or activities of special social interestâ€ 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 campaignÂ to win better rights for all workers delivering major sporting events.
March 7th, 2012