Every year, Trade Unions send the payment form for the collection of the trade unions’ contribution the legal entities, which must be paid until January 31.
Such payment is foreseen in the labor laws and is mandatory to all legal entities belonging to an economic or professional category, regardless of whether they are affiliated with an union or not. Its purpose is to finance trade union’s activities and the Workers Assistance Fund.
There is currently a great discussion in the Judiciary regarding the criteria used by the unions to calculate said fee. (Portuguese only)
COMMENTS ON THE ABUSIVE AMOUNT OF THE TRADE UNIONS CONTRIBUTIONDownload