Servers accept government proposal for 9% readjustment – 03/17/2023 – Market

Servers accept government proposal for 9% readjustment – 03/17/2023 – Market

Servants from different categories –among them, the Central Bank and the Federal Police– have already accepted the Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) government’s proposal for a 9% salary readjustment starting in May (paid in June), accompanied by an increase of R $200 in food stamps.

The proposal was formalized by the government last Tuesday (14th) and sent to representative entities after the percentage was agreed on the 10th, in a meeting of the permanent negotiating table conducted by the Ministry of Management and Innovation in Public Services with the participation of of the unions.

At the meeting, a first offer of recomposition of 8.4% from April had displeased the entities affiliated to the national forums of public servants, who spoke of “total frustration”. After pressure, the negotiation advanced until reaching 9% – without retroactive payment. The value of the food allowance for those who are active, with the correction, will increase to R$ 658.

With no salary adjustment since 2019, Central Bank employees agreed with the terms of the proposal at an assembly held on Tuesday. The deliberation had 95% of votes in favor of the measure.

According to Fabio Faiad, president of Sinal (National Union of Central Bank Employees), the measure is seen as an “emergency readjustment”. “The plan is to move forward with career restructuring,” he said, after having met this Thursday (16) with BC Administration director Carolina de Assis Barros.

The final percentage fell far short of the 27% claimed by the category in 2022, when it put pressure on the government with a strike that lasted from April to July, with a brief two-week break during negotiations.

The movement of BC servants last year was part of the national mobilization of civil servants for salary readjustment and career restructuring. The pressure began after then-president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) waved an increase only to federal police officers, a category that makes up his support base.

On Wednesday (15), Fenapef (National Federation of Federal Police) approved, in a general meeting held virtually, the linear adjustment proposed by the government. The entity’s president, Marcus Firme, said in a note on the website that the increase was not ideal and said that the category needs a real salary restructuring.

At the PRF (Federal Highway Police), the assemblies will be completed by Sunday, according to the entity’s president, Dovercino Neto. Eight states still need to deliberate on the topic. In meetings already held, he said, the rate of acceptance of the proposal exceeds 90%.

“The Bolsonaro government made a lot of noise, made a lot of publicity, and, in concrete, nothing. “We went through four years of management without any type of recomposition. With 9% it’s hard for someone to say they don’t want to, because that period without recomposition was hard.”

The category of auditors and federal technicians of Finance and Control, with employees of the National Treasury and CGU, deliberated this Thursday for the approval of the readjustment proposal, with 94% of favorable votes.

For Bráulio Cerqueira, president of Unacon Sindical, the measure represents only an initial step in relation to the demands of the category. “An advance in relation to recent years, a first step, still insufficient, towards recovering accumulated losses and addressing the specific agendas of Treasury and CGU employees [Controladoria-Geral da União]”, he said.

Other categories, such as foreign trade analysts and employees of Ipea (Institute of Applied Economic Research), have also decided to approve the proposal, according to Fonacate (Permanent National Forum for Typical State Careers). According to Rudinei Marques, president of the entity, the expectation is that by Monday (20) the group’s response will be consolidated.

The government’s original proposal was a linear readjustment of 7.8%, also accompanied by an increase of BRL 200 in food allowance, offered at a negotiation table held in February. Civil servants, in turn, asked for the application of a linear percentage of 13.5% as of March.

The 9% increase for civil servants coincides with the value quoted at Sheet by the Minister of Management and Innovation in Public Services, Esther Dweck, in her first interview in office.

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