(9 November 2018) The majority of the Brazilian people voted for the extreme right wing politician Jair Bolsonaro to become President. Based on his statements during the election campaign and the many years he was a member of the Parliament, many are concerned. He has advocated cutting welfare and public services. He favors a more authoritarian government. Trade unions in Brazil, Amnesty International and many others have expressed grave concerns if he will respect international treaties and human and trade union rights.. European public service unions share these concerns. The EPSU Executive Committee adopted a short statement calling on the European institutions to monitor the developments and to be vigilant in its defense of core values and human rights.
For the statement proposed by the Mediterranean unions.