Labour inspections come to a standstill in Brazil

The auditors of labour inspectors throughout Brazil bring their activities to a standstill indefinitely on Monday (August 24). The evaluations will be weekly. During the standstill, the inspections will be carried out only in cases of grave and imminent danger to the lives of the workers.

According to the inspectors, the Federal Government failed to maintain an adequate number of professionals at work. Once there were 3,644 jobs and today there are more than 1,100 vacant positions. About 400 auditors are already in a position to retire and hundreds will follow them until the end of 2015.

The inspectors also said that the Ministry of Labor undergoes an unprecedented crisis. Currently, 12 units are closed for lack of operating conditions and many others may be banned because they pose risks to health and physical integrity of public servants and service users.