Clashes between protesting workers at the state-owned steel plant Sidor and the Venezuelan National Guard on Monday in the southeastern city of Guyana ended with at least 14 arrests and two injuries, according to multiple sources.
The First Congress of Workers, which officially starts today, will debate plans and proposals for the economic development of the country, with the presence of rural workers, industrial workers, and civil servants, among others.
After carrying out a day-long strike affecting an estimated 95% of public transportation in Margarita in Nueva Esparta state, the Nueva Esparta Transport Union agreed to resume work yesterday after an assembly between workers and government representatives.
While planning macroeconomic reform in a bid to stabilise the economy, Venezuelan authorities are attempting to tackle problems in key economic areas such the supply of goods, labour, and international air travel.
With at least one representative from each of Venezuela’s 23 states, some 100 childcare workers gathered yesterday outside the National Assembly. “We’re revolutionaries, not slaves. We cannot live on 2975 bolivares a month—barely 70% of the nation’s minimum wage. And we get no benefits or pensions.”
In the early hours of last Wednesday morning, the heads of the fishing industry workers' unions of Sucre state announced their request to be incorporated into the mesas económicas (economic tables), among other [sectors].
Venezuelan automotive workers have slammed multinational car manufacturers for cutting back production in the country, while the country's largest trade union federation has called for the nationalisation of the industry.
A Venezuelan car assembly worker union has warned that the sector faces production and labour difficulties, and has requested that the government implements a strategy to promote greater national car manufacturing.
One of the most important Venezuelan trade unions overwhelmingly voted in favor of the revolutionary presidency of Edison Alvarado this week, as the Caracas Metro Workers Union (Sitrameca) elected its leadership.