Brazilian President Michel Temer has signed a bill allowing for broader use of outsourced labor by private companies and government agencies, the government’s official news agency said over the weekend. The bill was passed by Congress in March following weeks of debate and controversy. Labor unions opposed the bill, saying it will undermine worker rights. Proponents say the bill protects constitutionally guaranteed rights while, at the same time, expanding the labor market. Temer signed the bill while using his line-item veto power to remove three minor provisions. The bill allows companies and government agencies to contract outside labor for virtually any activity, including so-called “core” manufacturing and service operations.
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