The mobilization of the OAB/RS and the subsections together with civil society, which held a historic public hearing against the closing of the Labor Courts in Porto Alegre and several public hearings in the subsections, had a positive effect on advocacy and for the citizenship months later. In a decision published on Wednesday (31), the president of the Superior Council of Labor Justice, Minister Emmanoel Pereira, suspended art. 27 of CSJT Resolution nº 296, which would extinguish labor courts in RS and Brazil.
The president of the Gaucho Order, Leonardo Lamachia, highlights that through dialogue and the institutional strength of the OAB/RS, an important decision in favor of advocacy and citizenship was achieved by the entity:
“With the public hearing in March, and now with this decision by the CSJT, we once again demonstrate the strength of advocacy as the voice of civil society, clearly expressing the position against closing the Labor Courts. The Council Resolution harmed the affected communities in several ways, in some cases, for example, with the displacement of the parties to carry out procedural acts up to 200 km away”, he recalled. “We remain mobilized to seek the repeal of the article of the Resolution and definitively guarantee the maintenance of the Labor Courts”, added Lamachia.
The mobilization of the Ordem Gaúcha relied on the decisive work of the presidents of the subsections. Public hearings were held under the leadership of Presidents Valdir Vaz de Freitas (Alegrete), Victor Gastaud (Pelotas – referring to the district of Arroio Grande), Jorge Calvi (Encantado), Dante Dal Castelli Neto (Lagoa Vermelha), Cesar Prevedello (Rosário do Sul), Roberto Lotepegui (Santa Vitória do Palmar) Glênio Cardoso Lopes (Santana do Livramento), Alyne Gioda (Santiago) and Miguel Kodaissy (São Gabriel).
In the order, the president of the CSJT states that “the Resolution is maturing, so that all caution in the applicability of the rule is relevant, including in order to ensure that the aforementioned Resolution produces good results for the achievement of the greater objective of better functioning. of the Labor Court”. Suspending the application of art. 27, of CSJT Resolution No. 296, of June 25, 2021, until June 30, 2023.
The Resolution of the Superior Council of Labor Justice proposes the adequacy of jurisdiction or transfer of first degree judicial units of the Labor Court – which could lead to the closing of nine labor judicial units, located in Alegrete, Arroio Grande, Encantado, Lagoa Vermelha , Rosário do Sul, Santa Vitória do Palmar, Santana do Livramento, Santiago and São Gabriel.
Operation of the OAB/RS
Before the public hearing, a series of moves have been carried out since February 21, 2022, when the OAB/RS went public, through an Official Note, to express its opposition to the deliberations set out in the Resolution.
In view of this scenario, Lamachia officiated at TRT4 and met with the President of the Court, Judge Francisco Rossal, and with the President of the CSJT and the Superior Labor Court (TST), Minister Emmanoel Pereira, occasions in which he exposed the opposing arguments. the resolution. The articulation against the closing of the Labor Courts also guaranteed the support of the Federation of Agricultural Workers in Rio Grande do Sul (FETAG-RS) and the Federation of Associations of Municipalities of Rio Grande do Sul (FAMURS).