Order of Merit for Labour
BRA061 Ordem do Mérito do Trabalho
- Order instituted by Decree 28527 of 22 August 1950.
- Order awarded to domestic and foreign employers, employees and civil servants for labor productivity, union organization, job creation, job safety, professional training and social security.
- Order initially consisted of the Grand Merit (Grande Mérito), Special Merit (Mérito Especial) and Merit (Mérito) grades. From Decree 62682 of 10 March 1968, Order awarded in five grades: Grand Cross, Grand Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight. The insignia was issued by Decree 62820 of 4 June 1968.