CUT Brazil National Board Resolutions of June 26 and 27, 2013.
1) The National Board, held in São Paulo on 26 and 27 June 2013, calls on working people and their organizations to mobilize around the Working Class Agenda, at this particular moment experienced by the Brazilian nation.
Mobilizations of millions across the country who had the support and participation of CUT, placed in the center of the situation the claim for tariffs reduction and public transport quality, health and public education quality, expressing discontent with the way institutional policies have been running, and has had concrete results, the masses in the street achieved the tariff reduction of public transportation in most capitals and many cities, and the issue of political reform – CUT’s traditional struggle – has now gone away from the addicted paralysis of the debates in Parliament and is set for broad debate within society.
At the same time we note that the media, conservatives and right sectors tried to influence the mobilization for purposes alien to the interests of the vast majority of the Brazilian people.
2) The National Board considers the participation of the organized working class in this new scenario of critical importance to give a positive outcome to this situation. Therefore we endorse the proposed "National Day of Struggle, with demonstrations, work stoppages and strikes" on July 11th, agreed among all the Trade Union Federations and supported by social and popular movements.
The Unified Agenda for the National Day of Struggle on July 11th includes:
• opposition to law project PL 4330, the "outsourcing" law that removes rights of Brazilian workers and even more precarious labor relations in Brazil, this project needs to be immediately swept from the agenda of the Congress;
• transport fare reductions cannot be followed by any cuts in social spending;
• defense of 10% of the National budget for public health;
• defense of 10% of GDP to public education, "public funds only for the public sector";
• end of the Social Security Factor;
• reduction of Working Hours to 40 hours/week with no payment loss;
• agrarian Reform;
• suspension of oil fields public sales.
CUT defends these points, but together with social movements, will also raise, in the preparation of July 11th, the struggle for Media Democratization and a Political Reform to be approved by a Popular Plebiscite.
The Board believes that the resources to invest in the improvement of public services already exist: billions of public funds were given to entrepreneurs in the form of exemptions and credits without requiring subsidized public counterparts; billions are being allocated to the primary surplus to repay debt.