Brazil’s Senate Proposes End of ‘Super Salaries’

Despite the Constitutional limit of R$33.700/month, some Congressional legislators receive ‘super salaries' ranging from R$ 52,700 to R$67,500.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Senate in Brazil on Tuesday approved three projects which senators hope will limit the so-called ‘super salaries’ for public servants. The projects, if passed as laws, will effectively limit wages for public officials and retirees in all government spheres, imposed by the country’s Constitution. The salary received by the country’s Federal Supreme Court Justices will be fixed to a maximum of R$33,700 per month.

“If the limit is low, the minimum wage is even lower,” argued Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?