Josué was undemocratic in the assembly and in the manifesto, says director of Fiesp

Josué was undemocratic in the assembly and in the manifesto, says director of Fiesp

The president of Fiesp (Federation of Industries of São Paulo), Josué Gomes da Silva, has every right to contest the result of the assembly that decided on his dismissal, but, in the assessment of Andre Sturm, delegate on the council of representatives of the entity, the vote was legitimate and only happened because the leader himself maintained an anti-democratic and even tyrannical posture in command of the institution.

President of Siaesp (Union of the Audiovisual Industry of São Paulo) and one of the 92 directors of the industry federation, Sturm refutes the assertion that the decision taken on Monday (16) was a coup or even a reaction to the manifesto for democracy led by Fiesp, as the lawyer Miguel Reale Jr, who represents Josué Gomes, said.

“This act [a divulgação do manifesto] it was the last straw in a bad relationship, but that wasn’t why he was removed, it wasn’t for the content”, says Sturm.

The leader affirms that the elaboration of a document by the Democratic Rule of Law was approved in a meeting of the board of Fiesp. The problem, according to him, was that the text was not discussed before publication.

The letter that ended up being released was only signed by 14 of the more than 100 unions linked to the federation. Ciesp (Center of Industries of the State of São Paulo) also did not sign.

“He had to have sent it to us and that we could redo it. It is obvious that we are in favor of democracy. I am against two paragraphs, not against the manifesto. These things are being forgotten and Josué remains like a democrat while he acts in a different way. tyrannical,” he says.

The leader also defends the legitimacy of the assembly, based on the edict published on December 15 by Josué Gomes. In item 2 of the agenda, the president of Fiesp says that he would deal with the “right to full and contradictory defense, under the terms of article 27, paragraph 2, of the Bylaws.”

The device cited by the official says that “any suspension or dismissal from the positions they occupy must be preceded by notification, which ensures the interested party ample right of defense”.

In Sturm’s interpretation, as the bylaws speak in the event of dismissal, Gomes should have opened a vote – he defended himself based on that article and, therefore, would also have to undergo the scrutiny of the other leaders.

The director of Fiesp also contests the label as a Bolsonarist entity, mainly due to the proximity of Paulo Skaf, who preceded Josué Gomes, with former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL).

“I am very offended [com essa afirmação]. They may have leaders who are [bolsonaristas] and there is a difference between voting for Bolsonaro and being a Bolsonarist, but Fiesp has to be an independent entity, it cannot be a lulist either.”

Josué Gomes is close to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT). His father, José Alencar (who died in 2011), was the PT’s deputy in his first two terms.

Miguel Reale Jr told Sheet, on Tuesday, that Gomes was still evaluating what kind of measure would be taken in relation to the result of the assembly. The vote that decided on dismissal was held when Josué Gomes had already left the Fiesp building, shortly after 7 pm.

Delegates from 50 unions voted, of which 47 were in favor of dismissal, 2 abstained and 1 voted against. At the start of the meeting at 2:30 pm, 89 delegates from 80 unions were present. When Josué Gomes left the building, many left.

The opposition unions considered that they could continue the plenary based on two arguments: the assembly had not been properly closed and the existence of another call notice, published by them, for the same date.

Josué Gomes has been under pressure since the beginning of his tenure as president of Fiesp. Union leaders accuse him of being absent from the daily life of the federation.

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