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Country Brazil

July 28, 2017

Translated by Cyrus Afshar


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MNCR National Struggle Day
Written by MNCR. mncr.org.br. 06/07/2017

It was on June 7, 2001 that three thousand people took to the streets of the Esplanada dos Ministérios in Brasilia to claim their rights as collectors of recyclable materials. It was in the street, making a noise, that the seed was planted for the National Movement of Collectors of Recyclable Materials (MNCR) which struggles for a new, more just and sustainable world. Therefore, June 7th, the NATIONAL DAY OF STRUGGLE FOR COLLECTORS OF RECYCLABLE MATERIALS, is a day of national mobilization. Our goal of having our work be recognized and valued category is still far from reality. The municipalities and companies want to pay tribute and celebrate our professionalism, but few pay us correctly for the service we provide. The vast majority of our comrades are in the streets and in the dumps, without rights and hope.

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