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Lula da Silva’s new tax could take US$4 billion out of Brazilian worker’s pocket per year

The Brazilian workers who got rid of the union tax in 2017 can already prepare their pockets.

Before the approval of the labor reform, in Michel Temer's government, unions, central unions, federations, and confederations took more than 3 billion reais per year with the compulsory contribution deducted from the payroll, which corresponded to one day of work.

The proposal discussed by Lula da Silva's transition team is to create a "negotiation fee" to replace the tax.

It would work like this: the union would hold a meeting and decide on the creation of the tax and the percentage . . .

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