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Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
On-line version ISSN 1984-0446
SANTOS, Regina Maria dos; TREZZA, Maria Cristina Soares Figueiredo; BARROS, Walcyr de Oliveira and LEITE, Joséte Luzia. History and perspectives of nurses' organization in union movements. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2006, vol.59, n.1, pp. 89-94. ISSN 1984-0446. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672006000100017.
This article presents a reflection about the history of nurses'organization in union movements just like the Central Única dos Trabalhadores - CUT (Workers Central Union) and its perspectives for the future. The objective is to clarify the presenting ways for the union movements at present time. Primary sources for reflections was CUT's documentation. The approach considers a retrospective of CUT movement in Brazil, discussing its constituting principles. The workers union reformation was also approached, inquiring if the ways to follow in current conjuncture are respecting these principles and assuming the defense of workers'rights. This union movement deffended the independence of political party, focusing nursing union as well as the National Federation of Nurses, pointing out perspectives and suggesting discussing issues and linkages to the general fight of Brazilian workers.
Keywords : Societies, Nursing; History of nursing; Nursing.