Economy Minister Paulo Guedes at a meeting with members of the National Front of Mayors on Wednesday defended the form of a wider proposal for pension reform. In the text to be submitted to the National Congress in the second half of February, new rules for civilian and military officials, as well as states and municipalities, should be considered.
Guedes received a delegation from the FNP in Braunschweig; heard proposals and talk about some details of the reform
In addition, the draft pension reform should set a minimum retirement age for 62 years for men and 57 for women. The information was described in detail earlier Wednesday evening by Mayor Campinas and President Jonas Donizette (PSB) President of the National Front of Mayors (FNP). He attended a meeting with Economy Minister Paulo Guedes, who discussed the support of municipalities for reform. At the next meeting, the special secretary of social security and the work of Rogério Marinho heard the Governors' proposals.
"The minister went so far as to specify some of the points of reform that have not yet been published.The question is whether age will move faster or more time-consuming.It must be the difference in the minimum age of men and women.It is the age we have heard: 57 years for women and 62 for men, but [Guedes] said he was making the last modifications because President Bolsonaro would have some suggestions, "he said.
According to the FNP Chairman, the text of the proposal will be finalized before it is sent to the National Congress. He said that Minister Paulo Guedes announced that the key point to be defined is the speed of transition to new rules. "Municipalities want a transition that is fast enough to prevent the reform that is necessary for the future," he said.
Mayors have asked Guides that the social security reform proposal will automatically apply to states and municipalities. According to him, many city halls, especially large cities, are in financial difficulty and use almost all or a whole collection of Urban Land and Territorial Tax (IPTU) to cover the social security deficit of local staff. "Pension reform is very important for maintaining future pensions," the FNP president said.
The meeting was organized by mayors from four major cities: Nelson Marchezan (PSDB), Porto Alegre; Firmino Filho (PSDB), of Teresina; Edvaldo Nogueira (PCdoB), Aracaju, and Socorro Neri (PSB) from Rio Branco. Representatives of the mayors of São Luís and Curitiba also attended the meeting.
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The mayor of the two largest cities of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal and Mossoró support the possibility for municipalities to participate in the social security reform project that the federal government should send to the congress. Mayor Mossoró, Rosalba Ciarlini (PR), said that the village's own well-being is "relatively new," but the Treasury does not provide funds to cover the deficit, as it does in relation to the state: "The municipality does not have to complement it in any way." However, given that today there are few retirees and retirees in the city's retirement age when it grows for 10 or 15 years, "unless there is any adjustment, it may have trouble."
Rosalba Ciarlini said she "can not assess" a more assertive view of the draft pension reform because she still does not know it, but recalled that she had to pay the $ 84 million municipal debt debt she paid in installments.
Mayor of Natal, Álvaro Diás (MDB), says the country's pension system needs to be relocated, "because it has long been suffering." States and municipalities must also be attentive to this issue because they all advocate that the welfare state can perform well "even with the difficulties we are trying to overcome by acting with care and aiming to meet the minimum needs of citizens."