Jose Roberto Santiago Gomes (Sao Paulo, SP, July 1, 1958) is a Brazilian politician, trader and trade unionist, affiliated with the PSD of Sao Paulo. He holds the second term of Deputy Federal. Roberto Santiago is a federal deputy for the Social Democratic Party (PSD), re-elected by Sao Paulo, and vice-president of the General Union of Workers (UGT). His life trajectory is marked by the struggle for the workers and by the tireless effort to organize civil society.
He was rapporteur of the project that establishes the policy of valorization of the minimum salary and of several projects that deal with the career plan of civil servants. He was responsible for extending the project “My House, My Life” to all Brazilian municipalities, presenting a modification amendment to the original Federal Government project, which intended to contemplate only the cities with more than 200 thousand inhabitants. In 2011, he chaired the Consumer Law Commission, standing out in the battle against the inefficiency of mobile operators and health plans.
In 2012, it helped to articulate approval in the Labor Committee of the profession of day laborer, contemplating more than 6 million people linked to equal treatment with other Brazilian workers, with two or more daily per week, right to work, retirement, sickness benefits, maternity leave and other benefits provided for in the Constitution and the CLT. It actively participated in approving the regulation of the profession of the 12 million traders who, despite having unions and collective agreements, were not officially recognized. Santiago also fought for the 30% dangerousness guarantee for the postmen. Likewise to the vigilantes, the parliamentarian was committed to the conquest of the additional 30% by the “risk of life” of these professionals. He is also the author of the bill that reduced the working hours of collectors and garis.In 2013, he was president of the Labor, Administration and Public Service Committee (CTASP) of the Federal Chamber – one of the most important committees of the National Congress.
Important ally of workers, retirees and pensioners, and public servants. He is also rapporteur of the Special Committee on Outsourced Work, whose project is about to be approved, and will become the legal framework of the modality that employs more than 15 million workers in every country. Idealizer of the biggest event in defense of the country’s animal cause: the ‘National Camp in Defense of Animals’. The mobilization had wide coverage of the press and international repercussion, being considered, by political observers, a historical action in favor of the cause.
In 2011, awarded the medal of “Grand Officer of the Superior Labor Court” Awarded as “Member of the Year” by the Congress in Focus website. Elected among the “Most Influential Parliamentarians of the National Congress” by Arko Advice, in the report of “Parliamentary Elite 2011”; In 2012, received the “Cebrasse Service Sector Award”, in the category “Parliamentary, actions for Brazilian entrepreneurship”; In 2013, he was awarded the “Commemorative Medal, allusive to the 70 years of the Consolidation of Labor Laws”, by TST. Consecrated by Diap, for the seventh consecutive time, as one of the 100 most influential parliamentarians in the country.