Justices of the Supreme say salary increase is to replace losses with inflation

With the approval of the adjustment, the remuneration of the STF ministers – considered the ceiling of the civil service – goes from R $ 33.763,00 to R $ 39.293,32, an increase of R $ 5 530,32.
08/11/2018 18h05 - Updated 8/11/2018 18h05
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A day after the Senate approved a readjustment 16,38% the paychecks of judges of the Supreme Court (STF), Ministers Marco Aurélio Mello and Ricardo Lewandowski said on Thursday, 8, that the increase is a “replacement” partial inflationary losses accumulated over recent years. With the approval of the adjustment, the remuneration of the STF ministers – considered the ceiling of the civil service – goes from R $ 33.763,00 to R $ 39.293,32, an increase of R $ 5 530,32.

“The Senate is decided that. We have a gap and it (reset) It covers a part of that gap judges' salaries for inflation”, said Minister Ricardo Lewandowski reporters, to get to the plenary session of the Supreme Court this afternoon.

In August this year, the ministers of the STF decided to include the readjustment 16,38% in the budget proposal of the Court, that to take effect depended on the time of approval by the Senate – e, now, waiting for the sanction of President Michel Temer. of 11 ministers of the STF, only four were against the inclusion of the increase: Carmen Lucia, Rosa Weber, Edson Fachin and Celso de Mello.

“It is a replacement of the purchasing power, the period considered 2009 e 2014. And it was to be approved since 2016. Why was not approved? After this replacement sewn, that is not increased, it is part, stitched with the Executive and passed in the House, It was for symbolic vote in the Senate. In the previous president would take over management, when it was to take invitation to the President of the Senate signaled that it was not appropriate. And if it was no longer appropriate in 2016, today, the economic situation, financial Union and the United, much less”, commented Marcus Aurelius.

With the approval of the adjustment, the expectation is that the Supreme Court judgment mark on the housing allowance. “I think it should have been faced (this theme). Including said at home there, because my wife gets. I'm voting 2012 upon a case of Mato Grosso where I said that housing assistance must be provided by law”, highlighted Marco Aurelio.

Asked about the appropriateness of granting the adjustment to the judiciary at a time when the country has more than 10 million unemployed, Marcus Aurelius said: “Listening, so let's just walk away allowances of judges? Why not? Let's reduce it to the minimum wage? It's the kind of thing. We have to look at the context. We will not stop Brazil because it is a difficult economic and financial situation. But institutions need to continue working.”

Contrary to readjust, the minister Carmen Lucia – who chaired the Supreme September 2016 to September 2018 – She said the ripple effect on public accounts and the number of unemployed in the country to stand against the increase. “I admire the vow of poverty Minister Carmen Lucia”, joked Marcus Aurelius.

Para Minister Rosa Weber, that also was against the wage increase in the administrative section of the Supreme Court in August, “these institutional issues who speaks for the court is the president”.

Or do STF President, Minister Dias Toffoli, and the president of the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Minister João Otávio de Noronha, They contacted over the past few days with the President of the Senate, Eunício Oliveira (MDB-EC), and other party leaders in the House to facilitate the approval of the adjustment. Toffoli even if absent for part of the plenary session of the Supreme Wednesday.

In a meeting with presidents of the Justice Courts of the States early on Thursday, Toffoli said the payment of housing assistance to members of the judiciary “It was a burden that was falling on the entire judiciary”. Toffoli reaffirmed that, with the approval of the Judiciary adjustment, the court may resolve this issue.

The payment of the housing allowance has been extended from 2014 all the country's judges by a preliminary decision of the Minister Luiz Fux, attending professional associations actions. The payment was also extended to prosecutors and the judiciary throughout Brazil the same year resolutions adopted by the National Justice advice (CNJ) and prosecutors (NSCLC).

Addressing the plenary session for Thursday, Fux not commented approval of the adjustment by the Senate. An auxiliary Fux told reporters not to approach the Minister.

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