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Labor Unions Survey


As a complementation to the first results of the Union Survey conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Employment and with the intervenience of the Worker Support Fund Advisory Council – CODEFAT, this publication presents a big group of information which allows the identification of the profile of unions and of employers and of urban and rural workers in the country in 2001. It presents information about the number of unions and their members; union membership rates; collective labor negotiations conducted; characteristics of union members; types of representation at the job place; main services rendered and activities offered by unions, especially the courses aimed at the qualification of manpower; contributions collected; enrollment in union leagues, federations and confederacies and civil entities of technical assistance, among other indicators. The analysis of results evidences the changes occurred in Brazilian unions in the period 1991 – 2001 and the regional differences observed. The publication also includes technical notes, a glossary with concepts and terms used and appendixes with time series of some variables selected from the surveys conducted by IBGE, as well as classifications of the economic and professional categories adopted in the survey.