In progress at the Federal Chamber for almost a year, the Proposal for Amendment to the Constitution, number 32/2020, within the Administrative Reform project of the Bolsonaro government and minister Paulo Guedes, brings, in its wake, the total inversion of the true role of the State, signed by the social contract of citizenship rights guaranteed by the Federal Constitution of 1988.
Since the beginning of the processing of this PEC, public servants have warned the population of the danger that its approval represents for the whole of Brazilian society. United with the Public Service Mixed Parliamentary Front and with the representative entities of their categories, the workers mobilized in every way and, even in a pandemic period, due to the danger that the proposal represents, they are organizing and participating in in-person events in all regions, especially on August 18th.
:: PEC 32: The reform to destroy the rights of all ::
We want to show society that public servants carry the commitment and responsibility of being the main link between the Public Power and the Citizen, providing essential services in the most different areas such as health, education, public safety and the judiciary, with effort, dedication and exemption , thanks to the stability acquired after the probationary internship period, due to the nature of the position exercised by approval and appointment as a result of a public examination.
PEC 32/2020, among other problems, will allow the powers to be able to dismiss and hire personnel without public examination and without qualification requirements at each election, for a fixed period of time, favoring bad politicians, who will certainly hire their sponsors, a scenario that contributes to the increase in harassment, work overload and the famous “cracks” scheme.
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In an attempt to implement the minimum State, the government proposes to deliver a large part of the public service to those who only seek profit, that is, the private sector, transferring to it the State’s financial resources, without returning to the public coffers, remaining for society scrapped sectors and long wait for service, which is already a reality with the outsourcing already implemented.
Therefore, if the proposal in question passes, without a doubt, public servants will be harmed, but the greatest harm will be felt by the Brazilian citizen, especially the poorest portion, who depend on health centers, day care centers, schools, the judiciary, public safety, because, once the social policies and programs are extinguished due to the cut of funds, outsourcing and/or privatization of public bodies, there will be precariousness, unemployment, hunger and an increase in the number of people living on the streets.
:: With PEC 32, civil servants lose rights and the population loses the public service ::
The Covid-19 pandemic exposed the importance and need for public services: in teleworking or in person, public servants ensured service to the population, and thousands of lives were saved by the knowledge and experience of public health professionals and science researchers , which was not guaranteed by the private sector, which even closed its doors, at certain times, to serve the population.
In view of the announcement of the vote of PEC 32 by the Special Committee and, if approved by the plenary, the civil servant returns to the streets this week, promoting the “occupy Brasília” on the 14th, once again expressing to society its commitment to fights for the public service, demanding from parliamentarians the rejection of the proposal, and the promotion of policies that guarantee the valorization of public servants and respect for the citizen’s right of access to the State, as recommended in our Magna Carta.
*Arlete Rogoginski is Director of Sindijus-PR and General Coordinator of Fenajud (National Federation of Judiciary Workers in the States).
**This is an opinion piece. The author’s vision does not necessarily express the editorial line of the newspaper Brasil de Fato.
Source: BoF Paraná
Edition: Pedro Carrano