From January 21 to 24, 2020, the III Meeting of the Labor Market Observatory was held in Brazil, in partnership with the Project "Configurations of Development, Work and Collective Action", developed by a team of teachers and students from the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), of the University Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB) and the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), in addition to associate researchers from the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) and the Fluminense Federal University (UFF).
LATWORK in Brazil was represented by research professors Roberto Veras de Oliveira (UFPB), Mário Henrique Guedes Ladosky (UFCG) and José Dari Krein (UNICAMP), who actively participated in the construction of the activities and discussions on the theme of the work.
The objective of the meeting was to analyze the transformation of different productive territories that, in a recent period, underwent changes provoked by new socioeconomic dynamics, checking with special attention their implications for labor relations, especially in the Eastern Amazon of the state of Maranhão, in the south of Rio de Janeiro, and in the Clothing Pole in the rough state of Pernambuco.
Seven groups were organized with the presentation of works of several researchers, where the following themes were contemplated:
1 - Work and unionism.
2 - Public policies on employment and income
3 - Productive restructuring and new forms of work management
4 - Work, gender and ethnicity
5 - Education and professional qualification
6 - Migration and slave labour
7 - Immaterial, artistic and creative work
In addition, 3 conferences and 6 round tables were held that discussed the main consequences of Labour Reform in Brazil and changes in labour relations on different sectors and segments of workers. One of the most impacting consequences is the growth of labour informality in Brazil, which also implies an increase in the precariousness of labour conditions and social relations.