Brazilian MPs might change public sector work terms

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The Mixed Parliamentary Front in Defence of Public Service is filing an injunction against Constitutional Amendment 32/20, which alters the rules of public sector work.

According to Minister of Economic Affairs Paulo Guedes, the reform will save the government R$300 billion in ten years. However, the Mixed Front’s president, MP Israel Batista (Green Party), has stated that such claims lack any technical basis and demanded that the government present corroborating data before the project is discussed in Parliament.

Under the current system, public sector workers must be selected via tender and enjoy the right to stability, only able to be fired via lawsuit. The text creates multiple modalities of public work, establishing posts open to regular selection and whose holders can be fired. The Reform was sent to the Justice and Constitution Commission on 9 Feb for analysis.

By Fernando de Oliveira Lúcio