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Workers in Venezuelan State Companies Demand Improved Pay & Conditions

An assembly was called in Sidor on Thursday to reject the government’s stance in the contractual dispute. Production line work

Workers in state run steel and electricity companies are demanding improved wages and conditions, and have issued criticisms over the management of their respective industries.

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Venezuelan Government Takes Measures in Key Economic Areas

As part of the effort to combat shortages and inflation, authorities have been monitoring and inspecting companies to prevent th

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.

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Maduro Initiates Government “Shake-Up” in Venezuela for July

Maduro addresses the nation through his weekly radio program, In Touch with Maduro. (Presidential Press)

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced yesterday the need for “a complete and profound revolution within public administration.” 

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Childcare Workers Begin Vigil Outside National Assembly in Venezuelan Capital

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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.”

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Fisheries Unions Demand Dialogue with the Venezuelan Government

Heads of the fishing industries workers' unions (UNETE-CTR)

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].

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Venezuelan Workers Demand Nationalisation of Automotive Industry

An automotive worker's rally in 2007 (UNT)

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.

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Motorcyclists Propose Education Plan as Venezuelan Government Mulls Night Ban

Motorcyclists on a road in Caracas (Ryan Mallett-Outtrim/Venezuelanalysis)

An organisation representing Venezuelan motorcyclists has called for a road safety education plan in response to a controversial proposal to ban motorbikes after dark in Caracas.

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Car Assembly Workers Say Sector Faces Difficulty in Venezuela

A Venezuelan car assembly worker union has warned that the sector faces production and labour difficulties, and has requested th

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.

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Venezuela’s Maduro Signs Decrees to Promote Savings and Labour Stability

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro has passed a series of economic measures to protect job stability and savings. (prensa presi

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro passed a series of economic decrees to protect job stability and savings on Wednesday.

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Venezuelan Metro Workers Vote for Revolutionary Union Leadership

The Caracas metro (archive)

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.

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Venezuelan Meat Packing Workers Protest Abuses Following Alleged Repression

On Wednesday over 150 Souto Group workers in Valencia protested Monday’s assault in front of the local courthouse. They demand

Venezuelan meat packing workers protested Wednesday against the repression of factory occupations by local security forces.

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Workers March against Venezuelan Business Federation to Protest “Economic War”

Pro-government trade unions marched against Venezuela’s main business federation last week to protest the “economic war” t

Pro-government trade unions marched against Venezuela’s main business federation last week to protest the “economic war” that workers argue the federation is waging against the government. 

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Workers End 22 Day Strike at Venezuela's Sidor

Last night's announcement ends a strike that has lasted more than three weeks, and reportedly cost the company millions of

Employees of Venezuela's largest steel producer have returned to work, after a partial resolution to a long running pay dispute was reached between the company and workers yesterday.

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Strikes Continue at Venezuela's Sidor

Sidor is one of South America's largest steel producers, but output has struggled in recent years (El Carabobeño)

Labour strikes have resumed at Venezuela's largest steel producer, just days after workers and management seemingly reached a resolution to a long-standing pay dispute.

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Venezuelan University Strikes End, Not Everyone Returns to Class

The university protests were aimed at the national government (Tamara Pearson /

Despite teachers at the University of the Andes (ULA) and Central University of Venezuela (UCV) voting to end strikes, students at the ULA have reported that not all classes have resumed.

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