Brazil Senate Committee Approves Labor Bill in Boost for Temer

A Brazilian Senate committee has backed a bill to overhaul the country’s decades-old labor laws in a minor boost for the government of embattled President Michel Temer.

The Constitution and Justice Committee voted 16 to 9 in favor of the proposal, which prioritizes direct negotiations between workers and employers. There was one abstention. The bill now moves to a plenary session of the upper house, where the government appears to have a comfortable majority backing the bill.

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