The government's labour reforms have also cut off vital sources of funding for unions. Despite the threats FENAJ, the IFJ's affiliate in Brazil, has been actively fighting back, standing up for journalists and quality journalism.
But now the union faces a new threat. The tax authorities have targeted FENAJ, unjustly claiming it owes property taxes on land gifted to the union in 1980 but which was never used by them. Despite legal challenges the authorities are pressing ahead with the threatened seizure of the FENAJ headquarters.
The IFJ is backing FENAJ's urgent appeal to help save its HQ – and calling on any members and unions who can afford it to show solidarity
with our Brazilian sisters and brothers.
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