Brazil Ranked Among Ten Worst Countries in Regard to Workers’ Rights

In addition to arbitrary arrests of labor leaders and government surveillance on worker union members, workers now face new labor laws which takes away rights and employment stability.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has named Brazil as one of the worst countries in the world for respecting workers’ rights. In its annual Global Rights index, released earlier this month, the ITUC maps international worker rights' violations and names the worst offending countries.

“Brazil’s descent into violence continues in 2020 as the police cracked down heavily on strikes, firing tear gas, beating up strike organizers to frighten protesting workers, and arresting and detaining many people,” says the document.

The latest edition of the index ranks 144 countries on their level of respect for . . .

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