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Relations with Trade Unions in TIM Brasil

05/27/2016 - 06:00 PM

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In Brazil , Union affiliation is automatic upon hiring. Unions are recognized by Law and registered in the National Labor Ministry as sole representatives of employees in specific geographic areas. The which represents a group of employees is not chosen directly by them but established by Law.

All employees can attend Union meetings and elect their representatives. Also, in many companies there are internal representatives called “delegado sindical” who are focal points to Unions and workers on any issue regarding work conditions, organization and legislation.

Specific areas are provided in all facilities where Unions can meet with workers and publish their newsletters.

According to Brazilian Labour Law, every employee must pay an annual tax to the as a contribution to its permanent defence of workers interests. This fee is equivalent to 1 day of the monthly salary.

TIM Brazil has 100% of its employees represented by Unions across the country. Currently, there are 27 Unions (one for each State of Brazil; the States of Goiás and Tocantins are under the same Union) and 2 Federations in (FITTEL and FENATTEL). FITTEL represents unions in 11 States and FENATTEL represents Unions in 16 States.

Company and Unions meet on a regular basis to discuss issues regarding the employees. Annually, direct negotiations are held between Company and these 2 Federations to discuss the following collective bargaining agreements:

  • agreement of wage adjustment and benefits,
  • Profit Sharing Plan,
  • working hour compensation.

All collective bargaining agreements and other agreements settled with Unions are enforceable to all companies of TIM group in and applicable to all employees, including executives.