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In arbitrary decision, General Motors fires Mancha, metalworker and labour union leader
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In arbitrary decision, General Motors fires Mancha, metalworker and labour union leader

Reinstatement, now! Communication was made on 10/11, in an act of antiunion practice

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CSP-Conlutas

In an arbitrary and antiunion decision, General Motors, in São José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, fired unioninst Luiz Carlos Prates, Mancha. The dismissal was communicated on Thursday (10).

Mancha has been a metalworker at GM for 35 years and was surprised by the plant's management, which unilaterally fired him. He had recently returned to his function at the plant, as a maintenance electrician.

During more than three decades, the union leader was ahead of countless mobilizations and strikes in defense of GM workers. He has also worked directly in negotiations with the factory, in the Wage and Profit Sharing Campaigns.

Nowadays, Mancha is a member of the National Executive Secretariat of the CSP-Conlutas Labour and Peoples' Federation. That's why he is entitled to job stability. 

The São José dos Campos and Região Metalworkers Labour Union sent an extrajudicial notification to GM's labour relations director, demanding the immediate cancellation of the dismissal and the reversion of this abuse of rights. 

The entity considers GM violated article 8 of the Federal Constitution, as well as Convention 98 of the International Labor Organization (ILO). Both refer to the freedom of labor union association.

History of struggles
Mancha is a historical leader in the fight in defense of the working class in Brazil. He was president of the Metalworkers Union in several administrations and reinforced the mobilizations of several other categories.

The union leader is also recognized abroad and has participated in several international class organizations.

GM's attitude is a disrespect to the freedom of organization and an inadmissible political persecution.

International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles repudiates this attack to the union organization and to the working class and, together with the Metalworkers Union, demands GM to immediately cancel the dismissal.

We also calls on several workers' organizations, personalities and metalworkers to join this struggle.

To support Mancha, use the motion model below:

Motion against Mancha dismissal and in solidarity with the brazilian labour union leader

Em uma decisão arbitrária e anti-sindical, a General Motors, em São José dos Campos, demitiu o dirigente sindical Luiz Carlos Prates, mais conhecido por Mancha. A demissão foi comunicada na última quinta-feira (10).

Mancha é metalúrgico da GM há 35 anos e foi surpreendido pela direção da fábrica, que o demitiu de maneira unilateral. Ele havia retomado recentemente sua função na fábrica, de eletricista de manutenção.

Ao longo de mais de três décadas, o dirigente sindical esteve à frente de inúmeras mobilizações e greves em defesa dos trabalhadores da GM. Também atuou diretamente em negociações com a fábrica, nas Campanhas Salariais e de PLR.

Atualmente, Mancha é membro da Secretaria Executiva Nacional da central sindical CSP-Conlutas. Por isso, tem direito à estabilidade no emprego.

O Sindicato dos Metalúrgicos de São José dos Campos e Região enviou uma notificação extrajudicial ao diretor de relações trabalhistas da GM, exigindo o cancelamento imediato da demissão e reversão desse abuso de direito. A GM violou o artigo 8º da Constituição Federal, bem como a Convenção 98 da Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT). Ambos se referem à liberdade sindical.

A [Fill wiht the name of organization here] se solidariza com o companheiro Mancha e nos somamos à luta em defesa da sua reintegração. Repudiamos a perseguição política a esse dirigente histórico e lutador. É inadmissível e um desrespeito à liberdade de organização da classe trabalhadora. 

SEND THE MOTION TO EMAILS BELLOW:

Mark Reuss
CEO Global General Motors
mark.reuss@gm.com

Santiago Chamorro
CEO Brasil
santiago.chamorro@gm.com / presidencia@gm.com

Beatriz Matarazzo
Digital Communications
beatriz.matarazzo@gm.com

Compliance
taxcompliance@gm.com

Denys Meireles Gião
Legal director
denys.giao@gm.com

Nelson Silveira
Comunicacao corporativa
nelson.silveira@gm.com

Felipe Nóbrega Arado
Comunicação corporativa
felipenobrega.arado@gm.com

Fernanda Rodrigues de Brito
Brand and Licencing Coordinator
fernanda.debrito@gm.com

Christianne Rego
Diretora de marketing
christianne.rego@gm.com

COPY TO: 
secretaria@cspconlutas.org.br / secretaria@sindmetalsjc.org.br

 

Photo creditis: Roosevelt Cássio

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