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Mandatory union tax is rejected again by the STF

Paulo Nogueira
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30-06-2018 07:38:07
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Union entities claim that they have had a brutal drop in their income, which will make the fight for the interests of workers more difficult.

Among the parameters of the labor reform, the extinction of the mandatory union tax is included in the new rules, there was still resistance from the entities that live on this contribution, there were in fact 19 actions by union bodies to the Federal Supreme Court for this tax to be returned to charged annually on the payroll of formal workers in Brazil, but the STF did not want to talk and understood that this contribution is unnecessary.

Ministers' votes

6 ministers voted in favor and 3 voted against so that the new rules of “no – obligatory” payment of this tax were maintained. Remembering that Celso de Mello and Ricardo Lewandowski abstained and ended up not participating in the trial:

⇒ Voted for favor 6 ministers:

  • Luiz Fux
  • Alexandre de Moraes
  • Luis Roberto Barroso
  • Gilmar Mendes
  • Marco Aurelius Mello
  • Carmen Lucia

⇒ voted against 3 ministers:

  • Edson Fachin, rapporteur of the action
  • Rose Weber
  • Toffoli days

*** SEE SOME OF THE MINISTERS' ARGUMENTS HERE IN VIDEO

What the unions say

Unionist entities report a brutal negative impact on their collections, which would affect the struggle and causes in favor of workers, regardless of the category they belong to. Other points mentioned by them is that the end of this obligation could not be judged in the way it was, at least not without a supplementary law or a new amendment to the constitution, which would result in greater support from parliamentarians who are on the side of the unions.

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