STF warns government about legal risk of giving readjustment only to police officers

An eventual choice ordering the “therapy alignment” would have a billionaire influence on the Union Budget Update

Idiana Tomazelli
Brasilia DF

Members of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) warned the Jair Bolsonaro (PL) government about the legal risk of granting wage will increase only to police officers, as signaled by the president.

In casual consultations made by Bolsonaro’s assistants, court docket ministers warned that approving will increase for a single class might set off a flurry of actions within the Judiciary, main the STF to resolve to prolong the measure to all servers.

An eventual choice ordering the “therapy alignment” would have a billionaire influence on the Union Budget Update.
Today, there’s a reserve of R$ 1.7 billion to grant readjustments to workers of the PF (Federal Police), PRF (Federal Highway Police) and Depen (Department of Penitentiary).

In the case of a generalized adjustment, every 1% generates an influence of R$ 3 billion, in accordance to inside government calculations. The financial space has already expressed its opposition to a basic overview of salaries.

In conversations between the government and the STF, court docket ministers additionally assessed that a rise now for civil servants wouldn’t be handy, given the state of affairs within the nation.

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Members of the government itself acknowledge that the favorable sign given to the police could find yourself serving as a set off for a “extra severe disaster”.


According to interlocutors, President Jair Bolsonaro has already been warned about the dangers of the choice, though there’s nonetheless no definition on whether or not or not to proceed the readjustment proposal.

On Saturday (8), within the face of larger stress from different classes, Bolsonaro modified his tone and mentioned that the readjustment “isn’t assured for anybody”.

The police reacted and started speaking about the president’s betrayal, if he provides up on the promise of growing the classes, that are an necessary pillar of Bolsonaro’s electoral base.

Government interlocutors declare that restructuring the careers of these companies had already been beneath dialogue for 4 months.


The government’s formal request to the National Congress to reserve assets within the Budget Update for the readjustment of police classes, nonetheless, set the opposite teams on hearth, which now demand equal therapy.

As the newspaper Folha de S.Paulo confirmed, a minimum of 19 classes of civil servants could start to paralyze actions to improve stress in opposition to the government for wage will increase, after the president’s favorable sign to the police.

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Fonacate (Permanent National Forum for Typical State Careers) says that unions in these classes assist their staff to droop work in three days – on January 18, 25 and 26 (calendar accredited by Fonacate on December 29).

Assemblies nonetheless want to be held within the coming days to affirm the adhesions, which is anticipated usually by the discussion board’s leaders. In addition to the already deliberate outages, the servers will focus on a potential strike in February.


Fenajufe, the consultant federation of the Federal Judiciary and the Federal Public Ministry, additionally determined to transfer and requests a listening to to ask the president of the STF, Minister Luiz Fux, to defend isonomy within the granting of readjustments, as proven the Panel column, from Folha de S.Paulo.

Federal medical consultants, in flip, referred to as a gathering for January 24 to resolve whether or not or not the class will go on strike for wage will increase.

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While Bolsonaro guarantees wage readjustments to federal police officers, about 1 million lively servers, retirees and pensioners have had their pay frozen for 5 years. The final improve tranche for this group was granted on January 1, 2017.


They are workers of our bodies similar to Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Age infoncy), IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics), Ipea (Institute of Applied Economic Research), Funai (National Indian Foundation), Abin (Brazilian Intelligence Age infoncy), as well as to of medical and pension-related careers.


The classes on this group had a mean improve of 10.8%, unfold over two years (2016 and 2017). Another 253 thousand servers had the final adjustment utilized on January 1, 2019. It was the fourth installment of a mean whole improve of 27.9%.

The Federal Police and the Federal Highway Police are on this second group. Together, the 2 companies have 45,300 lively and inactive servers, in accordance to information from the Statistical Panel of Personnel of the Ministry of Economy.

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