Brazil fights for education and work

May 2021 has been marked in Brazil by strong social protest movements, demonstrations and strikes that fight for the rights of the population, particularly with regard to education and work. Sectors that are highly weakened by the economic characteristics of a financial crisis that is dragging on, education and work are rights that Brazilians demand. This struggle of the Brazilian people aims mainly to combat the policies that have been attacking the rights of workers, the education sector and also the Brazilian social security, leaving the national people with countless difficulties.The difficult reality of this country has led to the denial of access to good education structures to many, which lowers the cultural level of the country and makes it difficult, later on, for a market to work where there can be true competitiveness.Even in the new sectors - such as digital markets - the companies that emerge are mostly condemned to bankruptcy.The lack of opportunities, together with the cuts proposed by the government of Bolsonaro, now lead countless people to demonstrate, resulting in a general strike that promises to paralyze Brazil.

The scenario of the crisis in BrazilWhile

in many countries around the world the logics of work are changing, taking advantage of the advantages of a digital world and also the characteristics of life promoted by the social networks themselves; Brazil still seems far from being able to guarantee the minimum structures so that education and the labor market can be effectively fair and open up concrete opportunities.Difficulty in accessing good education structures, bogged down labour markets, where salaries are lower and a frightening unemployment rate tell the story of a Brazil that is now revolting. The retirement age in Brazil, for example, is stipulated between 62 and 65 years old, in a phase where it is gaining expression in several countries.

The idea of early retirement and financial independence is not one of Brazilians' demands. Even so, this difference clearly demonstrates the reasons why the Brazilian people are now fighting for a country with more opportunities.

The reasons for the Brazilian revoltJair

Bolsonaro rose to the government and, since taking up its position, Brazil has already seen the freezing of several resources earmarked for basic and higher education. The cut in these budgets, as well as in others destined for Brazilian social providence, caused discomfort in the academic and labour communities. Already on worker's day, several labour markets had shown their discontent, with demonstrations in several Brazilian states.The loss of labour rights was at the centre of the protests, with a globalised scenario of discontent among Brazilian workers, whose working hours are long, conditions not always balanced and incomes clearly insufficient.

Several labour sectors went on strike on 1 May and many are now on strike again on 15 May, adding to the demands in the education sector. This scenario clearly demonstrates the discontent of the Brazilian people with regard to the new policies applied in the country.

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