Álvaro Campelo requires public hearing to defend dockers who were dismissed by the Port Chibatão

In December last year 300 professionals were laid off.
16/02/2016 14h46 - Updated 16/02/2016 14h46
Photo: James Correa (CMM)

Councilman Álvaro Campelo (PP) filed application in the Municipality of Manaus (CMM) to conduct Public Hearing, the Plenary Adriano Jorge, to deal with the dismissal of unionized longshoremen who worked in Port Chibatão until December 2015, and replacing them by manpower contracted by a cooperative, act that hurts the labor law applied to the port sector.

To attend the hearing, on a date to be set by the President of CMM, will be invited the Union of Dockers and Workers Estivas of Amazonas State Ores - Setemeam, Port authority, Federation of Port Workers, IRS, port Chibatão, National Superintendence of Ports and Waterways - SNPH, Order of Lawyers of Brazil - OAB, Sectional Amazon and the Union Public Defender.

In his justification for holding the Public Hearing, Councilman Álvaro Campelo reports that, in 16 December 2015, approximately 300 dockers and almost 250 assistants were relieved of their activities in Port Chibatão, and replaced by associated workers of a cooperative recently created and hired by the port management, injuring sector legislation to disobey the legal obligations that determine are contracts in this category made by its labor union.

Álvaro Campelo shows, from that time, all the workers affected by the decision of Chibatão Port and their families are experiencing great need, with living difficulties, fulfillment of its financial commitments and maintaining their homes accounts.

"Considering these facts, We decided to promote a Public Hearing in the city council chamber for, with support from other parliamentary, hear, analyze and decide on the best solution in seeking to remedy the problem of workers in the port sector of Manaus, em particular, dockers, despite the issue not be racing this Legislature "explained Álvaro Campelo.

"We can not steal us to discuss the matter, considering its importance, this delicate moment that lives the economy, directly affecting the Amazon, and reaching gravely hundreds of Manaus families ", concluded the councilor.

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