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Brazil’s Federal Workers Go on Strike to Protest Lula’s Temporary Decree

Brazil’s IRS (Receita Federal) fiscal auditors have begun a 48-hour strike to protest the presidential temporary decree (MP, medida provisória) which created the so-called Super Revenue Service (which unites IRS (tax) and social security revenue).

The fiscal auditor’s main grievance is that their tasks and rights will no longer be separate from lower-level audit technicians who are mostly high school graduates.


Fiscal auditors must have a university degree and in order to be hired they must take a competitive civil service exam.


In June workers from the Ministries of Agriculture, Finance, Health, Labor, and Social Security, the National Indian Foundation (Funai), the National Health Foundation (Funasa), the National Institute of Colonization and Agrarian Reform (Ibama), the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources (Ibama), and the Attorney-General’s Office (AGU) had also halted their activities. 


The list of grievances included recovery of salary losses, which, according to the federal workers, amount to 150% in some cases. The civil servants also demanded the establishment of a salary policy that incorporates benefits.


The striking workers did also call for parity between active workers, retired workers, and pensioners, as well as new civil service exams.


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