Through a publication on social media, the mayor, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), spoke about the announcement of the suspension of the nursing floor announced by Minister Luís Roberto Barroso, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), this Sunday. (4/9). Lira stated that he respects court decisions, but does not agree with the merits of the minimum wage.
The STF minister set a period of 60 days for the category to clarify the financial impact of the measure endorsed by the National Congress and sanctioned by President Jair Bolsonaro (PL).
Before the measure is consolidated, the magistrate wants to assess the risks to employability in the sector and analyze whether the measure impacts the quality of services provided.
The minister defended that the clarifications occur before the floor enters into force. Barroso points out “a concrete risk of worsening the provision of health services”, due to the risks pointed out by the federal government, related to mass layoffs and the reduction in the supply of beds, in view of the increase in expenses with the floor.
The decision, however, was not welcomed by the president of the Chamber. In a post on Twitter, Lira reinforced her support for the category and disagreed with the suspension.
“I respect the judicial decisions, but I do not agree with the merits regarding the nurses’ salary floor. They are professionals who have the right to the floor and they can count on me to continue the fight for the maintenance of what was decided in the plenary”, said Lira.
Execution of the salary floor
Barroso also stated that the Legislative and Executive did not “take care of the measures” that would make the execution of the salary floor feasible. The minister intends to take the precautionary decision to the virtual plenary in the coming days. The magistrate undertakes to reassess the case at the end of the term.
The 26 states, the Federal District, the National Confederation of Municipalities (CNM) and the Ministry of Economy will be summoned to provide information within the deadline. The Ministry of Labor and the National Confederation of Health Workers (CNTS) will have to provide detailed data regarding the risk of layoffs.
Finally, the Ministry of Health, health councils and the Brazilian Federation of Hospitals (FBH) will need to clarify the alleged risk of closing beds and reducing the number of nurses and technicians.