Correios sent a statement to employees at the company’s headquarters in Brasília requesting that most of them work remotely this Friday (29).
The statement informs that only superintendents, department heads and managers will need to work in person due to a “ministerial meeting”.
The column found that President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) will have lunch with the president of the Post Office, General Floriano Peixoto, and should be accompanied by some ministers. The commitment is not yet on Bolsonaro’s official agenda.
In a statement, the state-owned company said that “an institutional visit by Ministers of State to the Correios headquarters is planned and that, given the engineering restrictions inherent to the works in progress in the building, it would be impossible to comply with the security requirements that such an event requires”. “For this reason, part of the employees will work remotely on that date (April 29)”.
According to the company, the company’s administrative routines will not be affected by this measure.
The order to dismiss most of the employees, according to a source, came from the Institutional Security Office (GSI) of the Presidency, as it would be difficult to control the approximately 2,000 state-owned employees.
Despite the layoff, employees will have to work remotely, a format that was adopted by the company during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Correios sources deny that the dismissal of the employees is related to any fear of protest against the president.
GSI auxiliaries also rejected any connection with possible demonstrations and said that the demands are part of the presidency’s security protocol and that it is just the “daily exercise of legal competence” of the ministry.