Violations of Core Labour Standards in Brazil

, by International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

A new report by the ITUC on core labour standards in Brazil, produced to coincide with the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) review of its trade policy, shows shortcomings in the application and enforcement of core labour standards, particularly with regard to violations of trade union rights, forced labour and child labour.

Among the most serious violations of core labour standards identified in the report are violations of trade union rights in rural areas, where employers are particularly hostile towards labour organisations and where violence, reprisals and blacklisting of trade unionists are common.