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Brazilian Supreme Court confirms constitutionality of outsourcing

Friday, August 31st 2018 - 08:59 UTC
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The Justices decision will help employers resolve some 4,000 pending lawsuits against the outsourcing of core jobs in companies The Justices decision will help employers resolve some 4,000 pending lawsuits against the outsourcing of core jobs in companies

Brazil’s Supreme Court voted 7-4 on Thursday to allow companies to outsource all types of jobs, a ruling that confirms the constitutionality of labor rules set last year under a law that was fiercely opposed by unions.

The decision will help employers resolve some 4,000 pending lawsuits against the outsourcing of core jobs in companies, cases that were based on an adverse ruling by a superior court in 2011.

The ruling was welcomed by business leaders who argued that outsourcing would create jobs and reduce Brazil’s high 12.3% unemployment rate.

The Sao Paulo group SindusCon-SP that represents 1,374 building firms said outsourcing was “indispensable” for the modern construction industry.

But the Força Sindical labor federation called the decision “nefarious” and said unrestricted outsourcing was a big setback for workers’ rights because it undermined collective bargaining and created second-class workers who would not enjoy benefits.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • :o))

    As all the systems + all the regimes have miserably failed to:
    - improve the quality of life
    - improve the standard of living
    - reduce the costs of living
    WHY NOT OUTSOURCE the government itself?

    Aug 31st, 2018 - 03:50 pm +1
  • Jack Bauer

    Why not get rid of it altogether ? it only exists to serve itself......and screw the unions, bunch of blood-sucking parasites...

    Aug 31st, 2018 - 07:55 pm +1
  • :o))

    @JB

    In THAT case, the whole country will be completely at a loss, if nobody is there to milk it dry?!?!

    As mentioned earlier; no one can ever believe that democracy exists in a country when, years after years, more than two hundred million clowns

    Sep 02nd, 2018 - 02:21 pm +1
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