Government vetoes adjustment of salary floor of health agents

Government vetoes adjustment of salary floor of health agents

Amount would be readjusted annually, from January 2020 being fixed in the Budgetary Guidelines Law

Brazil AgencyThe President of the Republic, Michel Temer, sanctioned a law that amends the norm that deals with the professional practice of the community health agents and the fight against the endemic diseases.The text is published in DOU (Official Gazette) this Wednesday (15), with veto to increase the salary floor of these professionals, today at $ 1,014.00.Due to the conversion project of Provisional Measure 827/2018 approved in Congress, the agents' salary floor would be R $ 1,250.00 in 2019, rising to R $ 1,400.00 in 2020 and then to R $ 1,550.00 in 2021.The amount would be readjusted annually, from January 2020 being fixed in the LDO (Budgetary Guidelines Law).All of these passages were taken from the law.To justify the veto, the government argued, among other arguments, that "the provisions violate the President of the Republic's reserved initiative regarding 'the creation of public positions, functions or jobs in the direct and municipal administration or the inc...


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