Former workers of Rio de Janeiro’s Belford Roxo Metropolis Corridor say they had been fired by town’s mayor, Wagner Carneiro, or Waguinho (União Brasil), for refusing to assist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT) within the yr’s second spherical of elections. He’s the husband of Tourism Minister Daniela Carneiro (União Brasil).
At the very least 5 former civil servants say they’ve been fired by Waguinh or haven’t been paid since October after defying their bosses’ directions to attend rallies after hours or for content material posted on-line.
They present timesheets with days labored and printouts of newsgroups with charges for attending political occasions and level out that others they know would have gone by way of the identical state of affairs however had been afraid to speak to them. Sheet.
Daniela and Waguinho are among the few leaders who overtly supported Lulu at Baixada Fluminense. The nomination of Daniela, a re-elected federal parliamentarian, as a reward for this, along with the mind-set about União Brasil and increasing the presence of ladies in authorities.
They’ve campaigned within the metropolis for the final three elections, from 2018 to 2022, together with at the least 4 accused of being a part of a neighborhood militia, in a hostile and armed local weather. One in all them is convicted former prime minister Juracy Alves Prudêncio, referred to as Jura, whose household maintains ties with the couple, as proven Sheet. The opposite two stay as municipal secretaries.
When contacted, Belford Metropolis Corridor Roxo mentioned the layoffs had been made as a result of administration had “created a brand new administrative construction, already authorised by the Metropolis Council.” He additionally mentioned that “if any civil servant attended a political occasion of any candidate, it was of his personal free will”.
Information of this sort of request has already been reported by RJ2 from TV Globo and was additionally investigated within the couple’s marketing campaign in 2018 in an archived course of, Metropoles portal studies.
In line with former workers who heard concerning the 2022 marketing campaign, individuals in senior positions on the metropolis secretariats made lists of who went to the candidates of the day, requested their photographs at these locations and monitored their social networks. There have been additionally private threats of dismissal by telephone and SMS.
Instructor Simone Paula Oliveira, 48, says she acquired her final paycheck on September 20, earlier than her first shift. After educating all of October, he by no means noticed the cash come into his account. He went to choose it up on the city corridor, solely to seek out that his contract had been cancelled.
“I used to be canceled as a result of I supported [Jair] Bolsonaro and I didn’t go to the conferences they compelled me to attend. They mentioned, ‘If not, the title shall be recorded and he shall be exonerated,'” says she, who additionally labored instantly in Waguinha’s places of work from 2015 to 2020 when he was state deputy after which mayor.
4 different ex-servicemen, who didn’t want to be recognized, recount the identical occasions that occurred other than the Well being Schooling portfolio.
They are saying they’ve little question they had been shut down for his or her political opinions. Three of them say they heard it from individuals near the mayor of their seek for solutions, together with being adopted on social media.
In one of many teams, an administrator wrote in October: “I personally request that everybody right here within the group be current on the Belford Roxo middle tomorrow, the group was fashioned in assist of the Lula candidate, sadly lots of those that are right here don’t take part in our group occasions [sic]”.
“Whoever can, allow them to change their telephone profile [sic]”, she mentioned in one other message below a montage of photographs of Waguinho and Lula. One other day, she wrote: “All the time do not forget that nobody is compelled to go, it’s a must to go from the guts.”
A couple of hours after Lula’s victory, Waguinho climbed a platform in Heliópolis sq. close to town middle and spoke: “[Os traidores] they won’t stick with us anymore. And if you already know any Judas, condemn him, for he who has not wept with us within the time of battle can’t smile with us within the time of victory.”
The individuals the report spoke to had been fired earlier than the mayor’s mass acquittal by decree on Dec. 31, ordering the departure of all non permanent and non permanent workers within the municipality.
Hundreds of staff in faculties, well being amenities and different companies stopped hiring, except docs and dentists. The layoffs sparked an uproar within the metropolis.
Even with out the prospect of a paycheck, most of them proceed to work below the specter of not being rehired within the choice course of that administration launched this month.
In line with Professor Oliveira and different former officers, this sort of observe has at all times been a standard observe in Waguinha’s administrations. “I used to be acquitted about 5 instances and I went again 5 instances. Yearly it is the identical, take the paper, the prison file. He at all times paid when he wished and the way a lot he wished,” she says.
The RJ Public Prosecutor’s Workplace opened an investigation into the mass layoffs and really helpful this Wednesday (25) to the mayor to concern public contracts to stability the ratio between occupied and efficient positions. The imbalance violates “the rules of effectivity, morality and impersonality of public administration,” he says.
In the previous few days, in the wrong way, town administration has taken again round 400 civil servants by decree, together with individuals who allegedly campaigned for Daniela, in line with an investigation by the newspaper Additional.
The wished municipality mentioned that every one those that supplied companies till 31/12/2022 have their salaries updated together with the thirteenth and that “handovers are happening in line with the wants of every sector”.
He additionally mentioned that the rehired workers “are technicians who’re instantly related to core companies” and that they “do not have social community administration of servers.”
Administration didn’t say how many individuals had been laid off in October, November and December, or clarify why these laid off continued to work with out pay.
AND Sheet additionally despatched inquiries to Minister Daniela Carneiro’s advisory workplace, however acquired no response.