The president of the Confederation of Workers of Brazil (CTB), Adilson Araújo, called on Wednesday to occupy Brasilia on May 17 to protest against the reforms promoted by the government of Michel Temer.
Araújo urged the working class to hold a vigil in front of the Chamber of Deputies, which discusses the contested Constitutional Amendment Proposition (PEC 287) that will reform the pension system in the country.
‘The talks with parliamentarians will be fundamental to pressure them to vote against PEC 287, which ends with public social security,’ he said.
According to the leader of the CTB, on May 24 will be held in this capital a large march of all trade union centrals, also framed in the intense battle in defense of workers’ rights and citizenship.
The fight in Brasilia will be decisive, remarked Araújo, who did not rule out the possibility of organizing a new general strike like that of last April 28. On the contrary, to resist at all costs the attacks on social and labor rights is and will be our word of order, he pointed out.